Monday, June 20, 2005

The Gitmo cookbook

Mark Steyn mentioned the Gitmo Cookbook in a recent column,
which is a collection of recipes for the dinners cooked for the
Gitmo detainees. I googled that and found the above link to the
cookbook and an even better answer from Ann Coulter:

American soldiers make do with C-rations. Dinner on an America West flight from New York to Las Vegas consists of one small bag of peanuts. Meanwhile, one recent menu for suspected terrorists at Guantanamo consisted of orange-glazed chicken, fresh fruit crepe, steamed peas and mushrooms, and rice pilaf. Sounds like the sort of thing you'd get at Windows on the Worldif it still existed

Mark Steyn's column almost reaches the level of bitter cynicism that
I feel about this whole subject:

Because the jihadi find western culture depraved — and I’m not necessarily in disagreement on that, at least where Christina Aguilera’s concerned — we’re obliged to be extra-super-duper-sensitive with them.

Says who? Again, the more one hears the specifics of the “insensitivity” of the American regime at Guantanamo, the more many of us reckon we’re being way too sensitive. For example, camp guards are under instructions to handle copies of the Koran only when wearing gloves. The reason for this is that the detainees regard infidels as “unclean”. Fair enough, each to his own. But it’s one thing for the Islamists to think infidels are unclean, quite another for the infidels to agree with them.


Why isn't the ACLU suing to stop this support of a religion by the government?
The same people who would demand that something like the Piss Christ be not just
shown in public, but supported with public money should be screaming to stop the
support of a religion. I am willing to admit that a cross can be just a lump of metal, but
isn't the Koran just a book then? Come on ACLU, be consistent.

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