Thursday, July 07, 2005

CNN Displays Anti-Military Bias...Again

Yup, is at it again. In this article about a tour of Gitmo, the writer stumbles all over themselves trying to make the military look bad:

CNN tours Gitmo prison camp
Military rules prevent crew from getting full picture

From Ben Wedeman

GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba (CNN) -- President Bush himself challenged reporters to visit the U.S. prison camp at Guantanamo Bay amid allegations that American troops mistreated suspected Islamic terrorists held there, so CNN took him up on the offer.

Bush's challenge was first issued at a news conference in June and repeated during a Wednesday visit to Denmark.

It came as the U.S. military scrambles to counter allegations that prisoners at the camp have been mistreated and their Islamic faith mocked by American interrogators.

"These people are being treated humanely. Very few prison systems around the world have seen such scrutiny as this one," Bush said Wednesday.

"And for those of you who are here and have doubt, I suggest buying an airplane ticket and going down and look -- take a look for yourself."

But military ground rules -- including censoring video shot at the facility -- made it nearly impossible for a CNN crew that visited the prison the same day to get a full picture of the prison.

A lawyer for some of the detainees called press tours of the camp "one big charade."

The article totally skips all the steps taken to ensure detainees are treated well...and then follows up by listening to inmates and lawyers screech about torture (not exactly who I trust in most situations). These people seem to forget that all of these people have sworn to kill as many Americans as they can...I and suspect most would not hesitate to do so. This is not the time to live in a Care-Bear world. We are at war, and these are enemy combatants.


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