Thursday, July 15, 2010
Pimp my GITMO
Not only has Obama left his campaign pledge to close the gates and end the service of tasty, Halal, Mango chicken forever unfulfilled...but now he's going the other way. Playing Pimp My GITMO apparently. Maybe a reality show to raise money for the deficit is in the works?
"...President Obama has not fulfilled his pledge to close the detainee prison at Guantanamo Bay, but he has brought Skype, Playstation3 and "life skills" classes to the detainees at the island facility.
While the 181 men being held in the prison wait to learn their fates after the administration fell through on its January 2010 deadline to move them out, 90 percent now live in a communal environment that includes Skype, the online video chat service, and access to a 17,000-book library.
That's up from 40 percent of detainees a year ago.
The "Twilight" series, a hit among so-called "tweens," is also popular with detainees, the camp's "librarian" said..." (source)
And I've seen pictures of foosball tables. They'll probably all have a Nook before I do...