Thursday, June 16, 2005

Oh, the horrah ...

of what the Marines have been doing to Detainee 063, apparently the 20th 9/11 hijacker. Check out Time's story about his "ordeal". I guess this prompted Sen. Durbin's diatribed discussed above. All in all, I can tell that the liberal writers are just horrified by the treatment of 063. But ... I'm not. He's still doing far better than the people in the WTC on 9/11. And frankly, most of his jihadi brethren at large, as well.

I got quite a kick out of the Marines locking up 063 and making him stand at the POA while the "Star Spangled Banner" was played. Nice touch. Not quite as good as wrapping him in an Israeli flag (again, with apologies to Israel), but it is very good. What you don't hear about (but I am quite sure happened, if history and experience are any guide at all) is that the Marines yelled, "Get some!" to 063 while our national anthem was playing. And they criticized his inability to properly stand at the POA. God bless our troops.

And what did all of this yield? Well, the story predicatably downplays the results of mainly "corroborating" info supplied by 063. But, in the end, we know that the rat did what rats do. He ratted ... ratted out about 20 other Gitmo detainees as al Qaeda types. So much for honor among theive ... oh, I forgot ... So much for honor among murderers.