Tuesday, May 30, 2006

I'd Be Tired of Rice Pilaf by Now, Too

The lovelies we hold at Guantanamo want to die:

The number of Guantanamo Bay detainees participating in a hunger strike has ballooned from three to around 75, the U.S. military said Monday, revealing growing defiance among prisoners held for up to 4 1/2 years with no end in sight.

So why don't we let them die? Unless, some of these 75 have information we think we need, why are we struggling to keep them alive at all? I am personally relieved that their so-called defiance has led them to attempt a slow suicide that doesn't kill any innocents in the process. This is real progress over suicide bombings that kill dozens, hundred, or thousands along with them.

We should dress these thugs in culturally sensitive burial garb and see how fast they reach for the rice pilaf when they realize we just don't care if they die.

We're trying our best to kill them, after all. If they want to cooperate all of a sudden, so be it.

Bring on the defiance, I say.