Looks like lunch at summer camp, but this is halal
Three hots and a cot. That is what prison is supposed to be. Not a health club, not a vacation spot, not a spa day, prison is supposed to be hard and stark. Those poor dears in Gitmo must be suffering greatly, what with the indecision as to which Harry Potter movie they want to watch or choosing whether to have strawberries with their tea.
Oh the horror!
From the Daily Mail March 11 by Sarah Johnson
Harry Potter films for hire, strawberries for tea and shoes laid out by the bed with military precision... The images that show what life is REALLY like in Guantanamo Bay
It holds some of the world’s most dangerous prisoners and is a byword for terror.
But astonishing new pictures have given a fresh glimpse of what life is really like inside Guantanamo Bay - the top-security, barb-wired holding pen for extremists captured in the war on terror.
Far from languishing in a dank and desolate dungeon as many in the outside world imagine, inmates are in fact able to rent Harry Potter movies, borrow car magazines and even get strawberries for their tea.
Detainees wake up each morning in a room equipped with a private lavatory, sink and toilet paper before dressing in the camp's standard issue clothing, laid out neatly on their bed.
At mealtimes detainees can choose, depending on their dietary requirements, from a selection of vegetarian or fish dishes - with lemons to drizzle - with vegetables on the side and a juice to wash it all down.
For those who eat meat, halal beef is often on offer at lunch and dinnertime with a similar selection of side dishes.
To relax, prisoners can visit the camp's in-house library, which contains a host of books, in Arabic and English, Hollywood blockbuster DVDs and magazines.
Guantanamo Bay has long been a subject of controversy in the United States and around the world and the Obama administration made it a policy pledge to shut the prison camp on his first full day in office in January 2009.
Since then, however, he has been blocked by Congress from doing so and the 166 inmates there have been left in legal limbo, despite the president ruling out sending any more terror suspects to Guantanamo.The Joint Task Force Guantamano is responsible for housing and feeding prisoners who have been captured in the war in Afghanistan and elsewhere since the September 11, attacks in 2001.
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