Another day, another big Wikileaks document dump, in this case, as reported by the great Carol Rosenberg of McClatchy News Service (just about our last reliable domestic print source), everything we have been publicly told about Guantanamo detainees is wrong.
As most of those familiar with matters GTMO will tell you, not too much of this is much of a surprise-- so-called "intel" was mostly a load of crap, entirely unsupported, or the result of snitches at GTMO ratting on their friends (and many of the snitches have been released, despite being purportedly "high risk," while others, presenting "no risk"... are still there... and so forth.)
Despite Uncle's best efforts... for those of you who might want to peruse the documents yourselves: Wikileaks is still out there...
One wonders what indignities will be foist on Bradley Manning now... "American exceptionalism" is a wonderful thing... in places like Tunisia or Palestine, learning about the malfeasance of their own government has been enough to get untold numbers of people to take to the streets demanding action... here... it will be barely noticed, and the only way it could even be measured might be in [slightly] increased prozac and ambien sales.
The thing is that, as exceptional as we fancy ourselves, our self-imposed ignorance, along with continued belief in our twin national patron saints [Santa Claus... and
Ronald Reagan Ayn Rand] also render this nation more irrelevant by the day...
So click your heels together and just keep saying "worst of the worst"... close your eyes, and it will all [probably] go away.