Another Deranged Tour: An Amnesty INTL GITMO Cell Replica Hits The Road

(Is a waterboarding demonstration too much to as for?)

Add this to the BDS tour bus which is also currently criss-crossing the countryside, and all I can say is the feverish dementia that is being displayed by some on the left these days, is becoming positively scary:

Amnesty International is currently touring the country with a life-sized replica of a maximum security prison cell at Guantánamo Bay. But critics say the cell, which is an attempt to call attention to alleged human rights abuses at the camp, is missing basic amenities provided to prisoners.

The 7×10-foot cell, on display on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., lacks amenities like bedding, toiletries and a copy of the Koran, and it has nothing to illustrate that regular meals are served to inmates three times a day.

Here’s a standard GITMO prison cell with standard issue items provided each prisoner (not shown in Amnesty INTL display):

Are ordinary Americans heading out to the ballpark, the beach, or a backyard BBQ, who happen to run into this thing, supposed to give a rat’s ass how small a terrorist’s prison cell is? Are we supposed to care that these unrepentant terrorist thugs, captured on the battlefield, haven’t been given due process through the courts? Cause I sure as hell, don’t.

…Charles “Cully” Stimson, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Detainee Affairs, lashed out against Amnesty’s campaign, calling it a “complete fraud in misrepresenting the condition of detention at Gitmo today.”

They are just perpetuating a tired, old lie,” Stimson told FOXNews.com. He said that Amnesty’s description of conditions at the prison differs significantly from other accounts detailing the treatment of detainees over the last six years.

He pointed out that many detainees “enjoy more than 10 hours a day of recreation time at Guantánamo, which is more than any prisoner in any prison in the United States.”

“The cells at Gitmo are the same size and the same design as those throughout the United States,” he said. “And the Federal Bureau of Prisons has gone to the prison over the years and if we asked them to do it again they would certify those facilities as compliant with the standards for American jails and prisons.”

“Amnesty should be ashamed of itself, but they’re not,” he said.

No of course they’re not. I wonder why they won’t do a similar kind of tour in a country like Iran, for instance, and “raise awareness” about the conditions of their famous Evin Prison. Oh, sure they may issue the occasional tepid outcry at the abuses they hear about from a safe distance, but you’d think an outfit called Amnesty INTERNATIONAL would spend more time protesting in countries that are truly guilty of gross human rights abuses OF ITS OWN CITIZENS.

Amnesty-USA’s media relations director Sharon Sing told FOXNews.com that critics like Stimson are missing the point by focusing on the amenities, which Sing described as “comfort items.”

The purpose of the display, Sing said, is to protest “the U.S. government’s detention of people without charge or trial for six years.”

Of course the Supreme Court just guaranteed the lot of them their day in court, so that’s really a moot point.

It makes you wonder if this is just more BDS inspired theatrics…

Hat tip: Weasel Zippers, who has a few choice words for “The traveling Circus Of Douchebaggery”.

UPDATE:

John from This Ain’t Hell took the Guantanamo Cell Tour at the National Mall in Washington DC, and took lot’s of pictures, as well as video. As I suspected, it fell flat with ordinary Americans.


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13 Responses to “Another Deranged Tour: An Amnesty INTL GITMO Cell Replica Hits The Road”

  1. Sparky Says:

    Wherever this is on display, I would love to see a small tent where you would find a U.S. Marine living in somewhere in the desert. Let the public see the difference between how the terrorists live and our fighting men and women in the military.

    Really, we should be putting these poor souls up in a Hyatt Hotel. Maybe the Dems can vote in a special tax that would cover the cost for some 5 star hotels?

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  2. nicedeb Says:

    Maybe the Dems can vote in a special tax that would cover the cost for some 5 star hotels?

    Wouldn’t surprise me a bit.

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  3. Alice H Says:

    I don’t think my kids’ bedrooms are much larger than that. Granted, my kids get to come out for several hours a day, but they also have to store a lot more crap.

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  4. nicedeb Says:

    Don’t forget these spoiled brats get more than 10 hours of recreation every day.

    Sparky, someone at LGF loves you:

    re: #82 Pianobuff

    And in the midst of this, a Gitmo cell goes on a propaganda tour courtesy of Amnesty International…..

    [Link: nicedeb.wordpress.com...]

    from your linky >
    Sparky Says:
    June, 27, 2008 at 10:52 am
    Wherever this is on display, I would love to see a small tent where you would find a U.S. Marine living in somewhere in the desert. Let the public see the difference between how the terrorists live and our fighting men and women in the military.

    Really, we should be putting these poor souls up in a Hyatt Hotel. Maybe the Dems can vote in a special tax that would cover the cost for some 5 star hotels?

    I don’t know who Sparky is ,,, but I want to kiss him/her

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  5. nicedeb Says:

    Don’t forget these spoiled brats get more than 10 hours of recreation every day.

    Sparky, someone at LGF loves you:

    re: #82 Pianobuff

    And in the midst of this, a Gitmo cell goes on a propaganda tour courtesy of Amnesty International…..

    [Link: nicedeb.wordpress.com...]

    from your linky >
    Sparky Says:
    June, 27, 2008 at 10:52 am
    Wherever this is on display, I would love to see a small tent where you would find a U.S. Marine living in somewhere in the desert. Let the public see the difference between how the terrorists live and our fighting men and women in the military.

    Really, we should be putting these poor souls up in a Hyatt Hotel. Maybe the Dems can vote in a special tax that would cover the cost for some 5 star hotels?

    I don’t know who Sparky is ,,, but I want to kiss him/her

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  6. Sparky Says:

    Hi Nice Deb,
    I am a male. Spent 4 years in the military, 33 years in the Fire Service, and now full time faculty teaching Fire Technology. I don’t have a bit of sympathy for these animals that want to chop off our heads and destroy our way of life. Hell, I spent many nights in fire stations that had less accommodations than these turds have. It drives me nuts to see the lefty whack jobs cuddle up to those who would kill us all if they had the opportunity. But hey, that’s my opinion .

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  7. nicedeb Says:

    I think most Americans agree with you. I’d be interested to hear what sort of reception these clowns get at their various stops.

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  9. Sean M. Says:

    Awww…the “detainee” looks so sad. I’m guessing he misses his goat/girlfriend.

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  11. tsfiles Says:

    Facts never hinder self-righteous liberals hoping to feel even better about themselves.

    “America is at war with radical Islamists. The enemy began by killing Americans and American allies abroad: 241 at the Marine barracks in Lebanon, 19 at the Khobar Towers in Dhahran, 224 at our embassies in Dar es Salaam and Nairobi, and 17 on the USS Cole in Yemen. [...] On September 11, 2001, the enemy brought the battle to American soil, killing 2,749 at the Twin Towers in New York City, 184 at the Pentagon in Washington, D. C., and 40 in Pennsylvania. [...] It has threatened further attacks against our homeland; one need only walk about buttressed and barricaded Washington, or board a plane anywhere in the country, to know that the threat is a serious one. Our Armed Forces are now in the field against the enemy, in Afghanistan and Iraq. Last week, 13 of our countrymen in arms were killed. The game of bait-and-switch that today’s opinion plays upon the Nation’s Commander in Chief will make the war harder on us. It will almost certainly cause more Americans to be killed.

    [...]

    “At least 30 of those prisoners hitherto released from Guantanamo Bay have returned to the battlefield. [...] Some have been captured or killed.

    [...] But others have succeeded in carrying on their atrocities against innocent civilians.”

    — Boumediene v. Bush, 553 U.S. at 1-5 (2008 ) (Scalia, J. dissenting).

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  12. Scooter Says:

    Let them go, so they can kill some Americans. Can you say consequences?

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  13. Elly Says:

    That prison is still something the world should be ashamed of. Even though Amnesty interational got a few things wrong that dose not change the fact that in that prison there are people who have been held with out trail or hope of justice and have not been provien innocent or guilty.

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