Friday, September 15, 2006

V for Vendetta: Terrorism Okay if It's Used Against US!

I had just finished watching V for Vendetta with my daughter and was about five minutes into fisking its dozens of misrepresentations, factual errors, and downright lies to her when my sweet daughter said, "but Daddy, it's only a movie."

She already wants to go to Egypt to visit the mysterious Orient, and I have to admit that Egypt is my favorite Arab and Muslim country [okay, Morocco's up there too]. I just hope someday she isn't required to wear a burka or a chador.

Richard Miniter writes in the NYPost about his visit to Gitmo. The lawyerly lawyers and oh-so-professional doctors appear to think that they are neutral in the fight against terrorism.
Interrogations are not video or audio taped, perhaps to preserve detainee privacy.

Call it excessive compassion by a nation devoted to therapy, but it's dangerous. Adm. Harris admitted to me that a multi-cell al Qaeda network has developed in the camp. Military intelligence can't yet identify their leaders, but notes that they have cells for monitoring the movements and identities of guards and doctors, cells dedicated to training, others for making weapons and so on.

And they can make weapons from almost anything. Guards have been attacked with springs taken from inside faucets, broken fluorescent light bulbs and fan blades. Some are more elaborate. "These folks are MacGyvers," Harris said.

Other cells pass messages from leaders in one camp to followers in others. How? Detainees use the envelopes sent to them by their attorneys to pass messages. (Some 1,000 lawyers represent 440 prisoners, all on a pro bono basis, with more than 18,500 letters in and out of Gitmo in the past year.) Guards are not allowed to look inside these envelopes because of "attorney-client privilege" - even if they know the document inside is an Arabic-language note written by a prisoner to another prisoner and not a letter to or from a lawyer.

That's right: Accidentally or not, American lawyers are helping al Qaeda prisoners continue to plot.

Read the entire article and scratch your head while you ask yourself how a nation can defend itself if it treats prisoners [oops, detainees! don't want to injure their self-esteem!] like tourists.

And ask yourself how Ramsey Clark wannabes at the RCInternational and various other bogus "human rights" NGOs justify calling Gitmo a Concentration Camp [With McDonald's Filet o' Fish on command!]

America-haters like the NYT and International MSM continue to peddle their dishonest lies about Gitmo without any let-up.

Are there any recent films out of Hollyweird or elsewhere justifying self-defense against terrorists?

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