The horror of being detained in a United States death camp. The horror.
It’s so horrible that the detainees have gained an average of 13 pounds feasting on their starvation rations: Packing on the pounds at America’s toughest prison. (Hat tip: NC.) And to add insult to weight gain, the 19 Islamic victims being released to Afghanistan have also been—horribly—given a shiny new copy of their holy book by Amerikkka the horrible.
Is America the only country in the world that could run a prison camp where prisoners gain weight? Between April 2002 and March 2003, the Joint Task Force returned to Afghanistan 19 of the approximately 664 men (from 42 countries) who have been held in the detention camps at the U.S. Naval Base in Guantanamo Bay. Upon leaving, it has been reported, each man received two parting gifts: a brand new copy of the Koran as well as a new pair of jeans. Not the act of generosity that it might first appear, the jeans, at least, turned out to be a necessity. During their 14-month stay, the detainees (nearly all of them) had each gained an average of 13 pounds.