Wednesday, October 04, 2006

New Gitmo Torture

I'll be honest with my readers: today's a slow news day. Yes, it's early, and I'm keeping my eyes peeled for something worthy of the UITF readers. I have my College Republicans meeting tonight, so maybe I'll be able to think of some content once I fill my mind with conservative-goodness.

There was a humorous story yesterday from the SFGate (hat tip: LGF) about our newest form of torture down at Gitmo:

A high-calorie diet combined with life in the cell block — almost around the clock in some cases — is making detainees at Guantanamo Bay fat.  

Meals totaling a whopping 4,200 calories per day are brought to their cells , well above the 2,000 to 3,000 calories recommended for weight maintenance by U.S. government dietary guidelines. And some inmates are eating everything on the menu.  

One detainee has almost doubled in weight, to 410 pounds, said Navy Cmdr. Robert Durand, spokesman for the detention facilities at Guantanamo, a U.S. Navy station in southeast Cuba.  

Human rights groups attribute the weight gain to lack of exercise. They cite accounts of released detainees who complained they were allowed to exercise fewer than three times a week outside their small cells.

I'm sorry, but now the liberals want the nanny state to make personal decisions for the terrorists too? We already gave them legal rights, now we have to give them special diets and make them exercises? Nobody forces them to eat their meals. It is ridiculous that someone could double in weight to 410 pounds, and liberals blame Gitmo guards. With that kind of weight gain, I would say that guy was not only scarfing down his meals, but probably not taking advantage of the three exercises periods a week, either.

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