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Gitmo Detainees Could Get ‘Family Visits’

From a joyous Washington Post:

Guantanamo Bay detainees’ family members may be allowed to visit

By Peter Finn and Julie Tate, May 11, 2011

The Pentagon is considering allowing the families of detainees at Guantanamo Bay to visit them, an unprecedented step to ease the isolation of inmates who in some cases have been held at the U.S. facility for close to a decade, according to congressional aides.

If you consider how many ‘wives’ and kids some of these bravos have, this could be quite an expensive undertaking. Naturally, in the fullness of time the US taxpayer will be expected to pick up the tab for these vacations visits.

By the way, will these visits include conjugal rights? We certainly don’t want to curtail anyone’s right to breed.

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), which monitors conditions at the military prison in Cuba and facilitates videoconferences between detainees and their families, has been in serious discussions with the Pentagon about a visitation program, the aides said

Who needs the Red Crescent when you have the The International Committee of the Red Cross?

But, yes, absolutely need to give these detainees another set of ‘couriers.’ In case their ACLU lawyers are not doing a good enough job…

The prospect of family visits is another tacit acknowledgment that Guantanamo is unlikely to close anytime in the near future, and it follows the creation of a review process for those detainees whom the Obama administration said it plans to hold indefinitely without trial

Which tells us that these ‘family visits’ were already in the works for the detainees who were be transferred to the US for civilian trials. But since that isn’t happening any time soon, they are going to have to provide ‘family visits’ down at Guantanamo.

Family visits to detainees in U.S. custody are not without precedent, and the ICRC advocates around the world for the principle of visitation

Did US prisoners of war get to have their families visit them during World War II? Somehow we don’t remember things that way.

And, more recently, does Al Qaeda allow family visits for their prisoners – before they behead them on camera?

This article was posted by Steve on Thursday, May 12th, 2011. Comments are currently closed.

6 Responses to “Gitmo Detainees Could Get ‘Family Visits’”

  1. heykev says:

    I am quite positive that Al Qaeda would allow family visits for their prisoners. They would just make the beheadings a family affair and behead them all.

  2. Liberals Demise says:

    Are barn yard animals considered family if conjugal visits are granted?

  3. tranquil.night says:

    “this could be quite an expensive undertaking.”

    And then when the talk of budget cuts come around, what do our masters tell us we’re wasting trillions of dollars on and needs cutting?

  4. untrainable says:

    If/when they come to visit, we should use their presence to our advantage. Tag them so they can be located no matter where they go. Or put the bag on them as enemy combatants (I’m sure the guards can do something to make them combative during their visit. You know like, saying hello… or smiling in their presence… or just being American and alive) Or we could give them the “Roach Motel California” treatment. You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave. Roach Motel California… kills terrorists DEAD.

  5. usmcmgb says:

    Just further proof of the track that the United States is on…death by political correctness. I would hope (but somehow doubt) that at the very least that if this happens they would have TRUSTED Arab speakers monitoring the conversations. But then again, heaven forbid we should invade the privacy of avowed enemies of the United States. That just wouldn’t be cricket now, would it?

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