- More is spent on meals for detainees than on the U.S. troops stationed there. Detainees are offered up to 4,200 calories a day. The average weight gain per detainee is 20 pounds.
- Detainees receive free medical, dental, psychiatric, and optometric care. In 2005, there were 35 teeth cleanings, 91 cavities filled, and 174 pairs of glasses issued.
- Departing detainees receive a Koran, a jean jacket, a white t-shirt, a pair of blue jeans, high top tennis shoes, a gym bag of toiletries, and a pillow and blanket for the flight home.
- The mother of a detainee stated: "Of course they wanted to stay there. They had human rights and good living standards there. They had dentists and good meals, everything they wanted." (London Times, 3/3/04)
I'm sure being in any prison sucks. But name me another prison in the history of warfare where the POWs come out fatter than when they went in. Ask any Euro Weenie where they would rather be imprisoned, modern Gitmo or one of the many allied POW camps run by the "neutral" Swiss during WWII. Of course being Euro Weenies they would opt for the Swiss hospitality and like with everything else, they would be wrong.
Hat tip: Ken Herman