Git mo Blues ... coda
posted by The Vidiot @ 9:15 PM Permalink
If a detainee dies and there's no press to report it does he make a sound?
Pentagon Orders U.S. Reporters to Exit Guantanamo
In the aftermath of the three suicides at the controversial Guantanamo prison facility in Cuba last Saturday, reporters with the Los Angeles Times and the Miami Herald were ordered by the office of Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld to leave the island today.
A curt e-mail to reporters Carol Rosenberg of the Herald (who spoke to E&P about the expulsion) and Carol Williams of the L.A. Times mentioned a directive from the office of Rumsfeld, and stated: "Media currently on the island will depart on Wednesday, 14 June 2006 at 10:00 a.m. Please be prepared to depart the CBQ [quarters] at 8:00 a.m.''
The Pentagon spokesman told E&P that Rumsfeld's office was overruling any of the permissions from military at the base.
Anthony D. Romero, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union, issued a statement today declaring, â€œIf the United States wants to restore its credibility as a democracy in the eyes of the world, it should be inviting journalists in, not kicking them out. Our government insists it has nothing to hide, but its actions show otherwise."
, Rumsfeld didn't order it, his office
did! Was it the stapler
, the fax machine
or maybe the word processor
! Or perhaps all of the furnishings
conspired to kick the press from Gitmo.Gitmo ... Git mo blues ... Get Mo' Blues ... coda