June 10, 2006

EMPTIER ANYWAY:

U.S.: 3 Guantanamo inmates commit suicide (JENNIFER LOVEN, 6/10/06, Associated Press)

Three detainees at Guantanamo Bay apparently committed suicide amid protests of the U.S. military prison by inmates, the Defense Department said Saturday. They were the first reported deaths at the detention center where many suspected terrorists have been held for as long as 4 1/2 years without charge.

Two men from Saudi Arabia and one from Yemen were found "unresponsive and not breathing in their cells" early Saturday, according to a statement from the Miami-based U.S. Southern Command, which has jurisdiction over the prison. Attempts were made to revive the prisoners, but failed. [...]

On Friday, after the prison came up during a meeting with Fogh Rasmussen at Camp David, Bush said his goal is to do just that. A total of 759 detainees have been held there, with about 300 released or transferred.

"We would like to end the Guantanamo — we'd like it to be empty," Bush said.

Posted by Orrin Judd at June 10, 2006 4:42 PM
Comments

Render them unto Jordan.

Posted by: ghostcat at June 10, 2006 5:56 PM

All Gitmo inmates should be encouraged to join their fellows as soon as possible. For those who did not join, should be returned to their countries of origin, such as France and Germany. It ain't our problem, if they are subsequently released by these enlightened countries. These countries are welcome to pamper their precious Islamicists whatever ways they like. We need to cut back our expenses and develop the Gitmo real estate as a Caribbean resort.

Posted by: ic at June 11, 2006 2:06 AM

""We would like to end the Guantanamo we'd like it to be empty," Bush said."

So start the trials and executions already, you mush-eating liberal wimp!

Is there anyone in that place who *isn't* an unlawful combatant? If they're not giving us intel, why let them live?


Posted by: Ralph Phelan at June 11, 2006 2:17 PM

Because we captured them instead of killing them initially.

Posted by: oj at June 11, 2006 3:24 PM

Better late than never.

Posted by: ralph phelan at June 12, 2006 11:27 PM
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