Wednesday, June 08, 2005

The Rest of the Story

It's the story that simply won't die. Almost daily, the MSM has new accounts of the "alleged" abuse of Muslim prisoners at U.S. detention facilities, including Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Just yesterday, CeCe Connally of the Washington Post, appearing on Fox News, claimed that 100 detainees have died in U.S. hands. She never offered any proof, and (disappointly) no one challenged her assertion.

Seperate hysteria from fact, and here's what we know: abuse of Muslim prisoners is extremely isolated, and appears limited to a mere handful of low-ranking military personnel. There is no apparent connection between their actions and those of senior officers and other defense officials, despite continual claims of linkage by Democratic politicians and the MSM.

But there is another side to the Gitmo story, as reported in yesterday's Washington Times. Military guards working at Guantanamo and other detention facilities are routinely subjected to attacks by Muslim prisoners. Times reporter Guy Taylor has an excellent account of the dangers faced by those guarding incarcerated terrorists.

Hat tip: Little Green Footballs.

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