Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Promising to return America to the "moral high ground" in the war on terrorism, President Obama issued three executive orders requiring that the Guantanamo Bay facility be closed within a year.

A description of just how "horrible" the conditions there really are, from Fox News:

Reigning Miss Universe Dayana Mendoza caused more than a few jaws to drop when she described her recent tour of Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, as "a lot of fun" and a "relaxing, calm, beautiful place," Reuters reported Tuesday.

The Venezuelan 22-year-old visited the U.S. naval facility, where approximately 240 detainees are held, from March 20-25 with Miss USA Crystle Stewart, 27.

After her USO-organized tour of the prison camp for foreign terrorists, Dayana wrote in a blog entry posted on the Miss Universe Web site that she had an "incredible experience."

"It was a loooot of fun!" Mendoza wrote of her time at the camp, a prison surrounded by barbed-wire fence and minefields. She wrote that she went to a bar on the naval base and visited the "unbelievable" beach, Reuters reported.

President Obama set a one-year deadline for shutting the prison, which has been embroiled in accusations of torture and prisoner abuse.

"We visited the Detainees camps and we saw the jails, where they shower, how the(y) recreate themselves with movies, classes of art, books. It was very interesting," Mendoza wrote of Gitmo. "I didn't want to leave, it was such a relaxing place, so calm and beautiful."


Blogger Guernican said...

It must be tough, as a Catholic, to see the increasingly irrelevant teachings of your faith marginalised by more practical and more in-touch systems of belief. I can understand your frustration.

I do struggle a little to see how the religio-political views of a law professor should have a bearing on their teaching ability. It's almost as though you worry that the fragile Catholicism of the students might somehow be tainted by this heretical appointment. Have some faith, dear boy.

2:54 AM  
Blogger Vir Speluncae Catholicus said...

The only thing I find irrelevant are shotgunned ramblings of a delusional English closet queen.

Keep the Faith, dear girl.

4:56 AM  

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