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More Tripe From The New York Times

In an article by Neil A. Lewis which The New York Times gave the headline Fresh Details Emerge on Harsh Methods at Guantánamo, it was reported that prisoners were "being shackled for hours and left to soil themselves while exposed to blaring music or the insistent meowing of a cat-food commercial. In addition, some may have been forcibly given enemas as punishment."

First, I have been told by an unreliable source not very close to the incidents in question that the music was sung by the American Idol reject William Hung. If this is true, there is no doubt that this was a violation of the Geneva Convention and the officers and enlisted personnel who engaged in this horrific treatment should be confined at Fort Leavenworth and forced to throw darts at a picture of Simon Cowell for 8 hours a day.

Second, Morris, the Meow Mix cat, should demand the Army pay him residuals for the use of his commercial.

Third, Mr. Lewis reports that some of the prisoners "may have been forcibly given enemas as punishment." My question for Mr. Lewis is: Were they or were they not....? Apparently Mr. Lewis missed the day at the ITT Tech School of Journalism when they taught that speculation is not reporting? This report is just another example of The New York Times serving tripe in an effort to encite prejudise against the USA and the military.

Mr. Lewis might consider returning to j-school to pick up a few of the courses he obviously slept through the first time. That done, his point of view might be more appreciated at Aljazeera, or, it's possible Mr. Lewis is already at Aljezeera and his current employer merely needs to change its name. How does 'Aljezeera New York - All The Propaganda That's Fit To Print' sound?

Posted by Rick | January 2, 2005 12:17 AM

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