June 27, 2005

Congressmen: Guantanamo Bay Torture Doesn't Exist

From News Carolina 14:

Returning from a one-day visit to the military prison in Cuba where suspected terrorists are being held, U.S. Rep. Robin Hayes said Monday that complaints about abuse at the prison are the work of people determined to "blame America first."

The Republican congressman from Concord said his Eighth Congressional District constituents would probably be upset if they saw how well the detainees at Guantanamo live.

"The most astounding thing to me was how nice the prisoners are being treated," Hayes told reporters during a news conference on the campus of Central Piedmont Community College." These folks are getting privileges that a prisoner of war under the terms of the Geneva Convention would not get."

Via the Winston-Salem Journal:
U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield believes many of the accusations of abuse of suspected terrorists held at Guantanamo Bay "are, in my estimation, false," he said yesterday after his return from a one-day tour of the prison...

..."We did not see any evidence of abuse of detainees whatsoever. I know there have been widespread reports of detainee abuse, but we did not see any abuse nor did we see any evidence of abuse," Butterfield said at Raleigh-Durham International Airport. "Many of the reports you have seen about Guantanamo Bay are, in my estimation, false."

In case someone was wondering, Butterfield is a Democrat, and a former state supreme court judge.

There is no torture taking place in our terrorist detention facilities in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. There probably never was. It is too bad that so many people around the world want to think otherwise, and especially those here at home.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at June 27, 2005 05:05 PM | TrackBack

Thanks for this post. Most of us with an IQ above room temperature already knew this, but it bears repeating OVER and OVER due to the "blame America first" mindset of the mainstream media. It's bad enough that the Liberals want the US to fail, but when they get free assistance from "news" agencies it becomes so tiring to hear the "close Gitmo" rants and raves.

Posted by: Shamalama at June 29, 2005 04:17 PM