Skip to comments.Gourmet Fare at Gitmo 'Gulag'
Posted on 06/12/2005 8:59:45 AM PDT by Kaslin
After Rep. Duncan Hunter's eye-opening description of how terrorist suspects are living high on the hog at the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay, prisoners from around the world will no doubt be clamoring for a 'gulag' cell of their own.
Appearing on Fox News Sunday, the House Armed Services Committee chairman began by detailing tonight's dinner menu at Gitmo - which all detainees, including one suspected of being involved in the 9/11 plot, will enjoy.
"For Sunday they're going to be having Orange Glazed Chicken, Fresh Fruit Roupee, Steamed Peas and Mushrooms, Rice Pilaf - we treat them very well," he told Fox.
Last night, Hunter said, the U.S. "torture victims" enjoyed the same kind of gourmet fare, including an entree of "Lemon-baked Fish."
On the other hand, feeding the detainees MRE's, the standard fare given to our troops on the front lines, is strictly verboten - considered an "abuse" under restrictions imposed by Congress, Hunter said.
The top House Republican also noted that the religious practices of the terrorist suspects held at the U.S. "gulag" are scrupulously accommodated, explaining:
"We give them honey and dates when they break fast at Ramadan. We give them prayer beads and prayer oil - all paid for [by the U.S. taxpayer.]
"In fact," he said, "if you did that for American GI's - if you had a call to prayer five times a day - the ACLU would sue on the basis that we violated the separation between church and state."
"In fact," he said, "if you did that for American GI's - if you had a call to prayer five times a day - the ACLU would sue on the basis that we violated the separation between church and state."<p. Yep, that's my question to.
Nice. .....terrorists eating better than I am. ....on my dime.
How about a diet of Spam until we've extracted all the intel we can. .....and then finish them off with a Strasbourg-type testing of ammo.
Sometimes the entire body of a man dying of starvation is covered with blue-black pimples like peas, with pus-filled heads smaller than a pinhead -- his face, arms, legs, his trunk, even his scrotum. It is so painful he cannot be touched. The tiny boils come to a head and burst and a thick wormlike string of pus is forced out of them. The man is rotting alive.
If black astonished head lice are crawling on the face of your neighbor on the bunks, it is a sure sign of death.
I watched this live. When Hunter came out with the facts about the treatment of terrorists at Gitmo, the Human Rights Watch guy quickly switched to other detention facilities. We certainly can't let the facts get in the way of a good debate, can we? I sure hope GW doesn't buckle to all the hype about Gitmo and close the place.
Hell, they're eatin' better than I am.
Actually this is torture. You know that they realize all this will end one day. And the sincere mUsilms are going to hate to go back to where they don't have religious freedom.
Do the terrorists know that greasing their johnsons with pig lard prior to committing flagrant sexual self-abuse while fantasizing about getting it on with 72 virgin goats is not authorized by the Koran?
I remember reading about the Iraqi POW's we captured during Desert Storm rejecting MRE's that contained pork in them. Then I remember reading how the first jihadis we sent to Gitmo were pigging out on Fruit Loops and saying they were better fed and treated than they were while fighting for the Taliban.
The irony is that the prisoners eat better than do most of the screechy, whiny left-wingers who are complaining about their treatment.
I wish my government fed me and my family so well.
Damn, terrorist eat better than we do.
I grew up in Gitmo. We used to beg Sea Rations off the marines. They weren't gormet, but they were OK.
I guess the new WOT manual says to "kill them with kindness".
maybe Martha Stewart will come decorate their cells.
Ah, but liberals will insist that this is still a modern "gulag" because the terrorist roaches aren't allowed to behead Americans.
Of course this won't show up on Drudge to much to expect.
Damn terrorist eat better than we do.
Important safety tip. I'd be skeptical of any military menu until I see the actual food on the tray.
yeah, we know that they've probably not had it that good in a long time.
the nyt mag today has a feature story on "torture" at gitmo.
did the nyt ever hear about saddam's torture?
My husband has had seven heart attacks and has a stint in one of his arteries. It's Sunday, and he's working. Nice to know he's killing himself so the terrorist can eat so well.
Two thoughts on this. If we are accommodating prisoners by providing their religious beads, Koran's and 5 calls daily to prayer, why are we not just giving them only what their country and customs generally consider edible? IMO these prisoners, detainees, should not be catered to in any way. They can pray 5 times a day or more without us taking the responsibility to remind them. They can eat what Americans provide for other prisoners. Closing this base and moving them to another will simply start another round of protests from those who make their living doing such. Enough already of making taxpayers pay for the extra high upkeep of our sworn enemies.
Gee. You know what this little girl and her mom (pictured here) are having for dinner tonight?
It's a trick question. They're not having anything for dinner, because they are dead. They were incinerated on flight 175 on 9-11.
The ACLU shot was brilliant. Need their named mentioned more often when drawing ridiculous/ironic analogies.
LOL! Taste test also required. Our (Navy) cooks made pineapple upside-down cake every week or so. They never could figure out how to make it, so they baked it pineapple right-side-up. Gooey and nasty, but it looked good!
Gimme a Whataburger.
Dang, my monitor just fogged over.
8-10 oz OJ concentrate, melted
2 oz soy sauce
3 tbsp orange marmalade
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped (''minced'', if you prefer)
optional -- 1 tsp marjoram leaves (fresh is better, dried is fine)
1 tbsp minced fresh ginger (or powdered ginger, or cinnamon is VERY good here)
1 large orange
1 chicken, cut into 8 pieces, excess fat trimmed
Place chicken in container with lid. Mix the OJ, soy, marmalade, garlic, and ginger (or cinnamon) and add to the chicken. Cover, and marinate chicken for 3 hours, refrigerated. Remove chicken from marinade (well, take the container out of the fridge first, of course (g!)). Do not drain. Slice the orange and retain the marinade.
Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees. While waiting for temperature, in a small saucepan, thicken remaining marinade by reducing it by 25% over medium heat.
Place orange slices at the bottom of a 13x9 baking dish. Add chicken and 2/3rds of marinade to baking dish and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until juices run clear when a breast piece is stabbed with a fork. Baste twice during cooking, using remaining marinade, about every 9-10 minutes (commercial breaks were made for basting!). Serve with sesame rice (very tasty), or your favourite cheesy potatoes. If you like, you can use the dish residue, a bit of water, dash of salt, dash of black pepper, and 1 tbsp cornstarch to make a nice little sauce for the chicken.
Note: I prefer to skin the chicken pieces (that would be BEFORE prep...LOL!); most recipes do not. Your choice.
Pray for W and Our Troops
I'd feed them lead.
Cooking is against my religion.
Ah, well, to each his own (this really is a very tasty dish, btw).
Ahhh..Fine American Cuisine, haven't had one since '69, the nearest Whataburger Restaurant is in Southern Alabama near I-65... I wonder, Do they Accept Mail-orders. :D
Prisoners being treated better than the American taxpayers.
I still say we need to DEPROGRAM these people. They're in a cult, not a religion. Why we give them Korans so they can find new justifications to murder Americans is a mytery to me.
...if GI's prayed, the ACLU would sue....
Wasn't that a GREAT point made by Duncan Hunter! Too bad the main stream media won't cover that point so more Americans would wake up. Maybe we would elect better judges that wouldn't succumb to the wiles of the ACLU.
And what was the fir... Nevermind. Don't want to know.
I hear commercials for Whataburger on the internet radio station I listen to (www.teamradio.com).
The announcer has a GREAT "hamburger voice." Slightly raspy, lots of deep timbre -- just makes ya wanna go EAT a big ol' burger.
One Whataburger breaks that habit in a hurry.
Above your pay grade, mate. Sorry (g!).
God we suck
..Don't know about, the voice, but the burgers (and A&W Root Beer) were great! ...like the taste of the original recipe ('69, pre-1981) KFC ...not c*** they serve now....somethings you don't forget.
KFC is still decent, but it's not nearly as good as it used to be.