Guantanamo has driven Rear Admiral Harry Harris insane

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The Bush administration’s war on terror has claimed another victim–namely, the tenuous grip on reality possessed by Rear Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr., the commander of the Guantánamo Bay detention camp. Commenting on the suicides of three detainees, Harris offered this analysis:

“They are smart, they are creative, they are committed,” Admiral Harris said. “They have no regard for life, neither ours nor their own. I believe this was not an act of desperation, but an act of asymmetrical warfare waged against us.”

I don’t think this requires any further comment.

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