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Gourmet Fare at Gitmo 'Gulag'
NewsMax ^ | June 12, 2005 | Carl Limbacher

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."


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: agenda; detainees; gitmo; islam; jihad; mre; muslims; wot
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How horrible of us to treat these terrorist to delicious and nutricious food like that

/sarcasm

1 posted on 06/12/2005 8:59:45 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin
<insert gratuitous pork chop / bacon line here>
2 posted on 06/12/2005 9:01:53 AM PDT by solitas (So what if I support an OS that has fewer flaws than yours? 'Mystic' dual 500 G4's, OSX.4.1)
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To: Kaslin

"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.


3 posted on 06/12/2005 9:02:35 AM PDT by marty60
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To: Kaslin
You think this might make the front page of the NYT's think not, oh the humanity the horror, the horror.
4 posted on 06/12/2005 9:03:36 AM PDT by dts32041 (Robin Hood, stealing from the government and giving back to tax payer. Where is he today?)
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To: Kaslin
"For Sunday they're going to be having Orange Glazed Chicken, Fresh Fruit Roupee, Steamed Peas and Mushrooms, Rice Pilaf"

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.

5 posted on 06/12/2005 9:05:25 AM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: Kaslin
From Solzhenitsyn's The Gulag Archipelago:

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.

6 posted on 06/12/2005 9:06:35 AM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: Kaslin
Earlier Post
7 posted on 06/12/2005 9:07:13 AM PDT by dts32041 (Robin Hood, stealing from the government and giving back to tax payer. Where is he today?)
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To: Kaslin

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.


8 posted on 06/12/2005 9:08:28 AM PDT by kerryusama04 (God Bless.)
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To: Kaslin

Hell, they're eatin' better than I am.


9 posted on 06/12/2005 9:10:20 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Kaslin
"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.

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.

10 posted on 06/12/2005 9:10:53 AM PDT by feedback doctor (If you won't love the least of people, then you can't love any people)
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To: Kaslin
We give them prayer beads and prayer oil...

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?

11 posted on 06/12/2005 9:11:33 AM PDT by rickmichaels (God Bless America, Land That I Love)
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To: solitas

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.


12 posted on 06/12/2005 9:12:04 AM PDT by ABG(anybody but Gore) (I don't hate anybody, except the French....)
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To: Kaslin

The irony is that the prisoners eat better than do most of the screechy, whiny left-wingers who are complaining about their treatment.


13 posted on 06/12/2005 9:13:06 AM PDT by thoughtomator (The U.S. Constitution poses no serious threat to our form of government)
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To: Kaslin
Orange Glazed Chicken, Fresh Fruit Roupee, Steamed Peas and Mushrooms, Rice Pilaf -

"Lemon-baked Fish."

I wish my government fed me and my family so well.

Damn, terrorist eat better than we do.

14 posted on 06/12/2005 9:15:05 AM PDT by processing please hold (Islam and Christianity do not mix ----9-11 taught us that)
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To: Kaslin
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.

I grew up in Gitmo. We used to beg Sea Rations off the marines. They weren't gormet, but they were OK.

gitmo

15 posted on 06/12/2005 9:15:07 AM PDT by gitmo (Thanks, Mel. I needed that.)
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To: Mr. Mojo

I guess the new WOT manual says to "kill them with kindness".
maybe Martha Stewart will come decorate their cells.


16 posted on 06/12/2005 9:15:15 AM PDT by Rakkasan1 (The MRS wanted to go to an expensive place to eat so I took her to the gas station.)
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To: Kaslin

Ah, but liberals will insist that this is still a modern "gulag" because the terrorist roaches aren't allowed to behead Americans.


17 posted on 06/12/2005 9:16:00 AM PDT by Reactionary
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To: Kaslin

Of course this won't show up on Drudge to much to expect.


18 posted on 06/12/2005 9:16:30 AM PDT by dts32041 (Robin Hood, stealing from the government and giving back to tax payer. Where is he today?)
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To: Kaslin
Orange glazed chicken with rice pilaf and mushrooms


19 posted on 06/12/2005 9:16:57 AM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: pbrown
Forget the comma.

Damn terrorist eat better than we do.

20 posted on 06/12/2005 9:16:58 AM PDT by processing please hold (Islam and Christianity do not mix ----9-11 taught us that)
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To: Kaslin

Important safety tip. I'd be skeptical of any military menu until I see the actual food on the tray.


21 posted on 06/12/2005 9:18:13 AM PDT by claudiustg (Go Sharon! Go Bush!)
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To: Kaslin

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?


22 posted on 06/12/2005 9:20:31 AM PDT by ken21 (if you didn't see it on tv, then it didn't happen. /s)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi
That picture just blows me away.

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.

23 posted on 06/12/2005 9:21:07 AM PDT by processing please hold (Islam and Christianity do not mix ----9-11 taught us that)
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To: Kaslin

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.


24 posted on 06/12/2005 9:21:21 AM PDT by mountainfolk (God bless President George Bush)
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To: Kaslin
detailing tonight's dinner menu at Gitmo [Orange Glazed Chicken, Fresh Fruit Roupee, Steamed Peas and Mushrooms, Rice Pilaf] which all detainees, including one suspected of being involved in the 9/11 plot, will enjoy.

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.

25 posted on 06/12/2005 9:34:26 AM PDT by Maceman (The Qur'an is Qur'ap.)
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To: Kaslin

The ACLU shot was brilliant. Need their named mentioned more often when drawing ridiculous/ironic analogies.


26 posted on 06/12/2005 9:42:24 AM PDT by monkeybrau
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To: claudiustg
Important safety tip. I'd be skeptical of any military menu until I see the actual food on the tray.

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!

27 posted on 06/12/2005 9:47:02 AM PDT by wyattearp (The best weapon to have in a gunfight is a shotgun - preferably from ambush.)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi
I hope if the terrorists capture me, they don't feed me any of that foo-foo food.

Gimme a Whataburger.

28 posted on 06/12/2005 9:49:49 AM PDT by Dog Gone
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To: Mr Ramsbotham
Sick. These ACLU/AI $@*holes can't even begin to imagine a real gulag. I know survivors from gulags and Nazi camps. From what they told me I would rather be dead than do to these places.

The food at a real gulag ranges from soup made from boiled pieces of discarded leather to burnt pieces of rotten meat. MAYBE you would get bread made from husks and woodchips if you did your "work".
29 posted on 06/12/2005 9:55:12 AM PDT by varyouga
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To: Maceman

Dang, my monitor just fogged over.


30 posted on 06/12/2005 10:03:47 AM PDT by patton ("Fool," said my Muse to me, "look in thy heart, and write.")
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To: martin_fierro
Hey, whose fault is that, guy? C'mon, orange-glazed chicken is a cinch to make, and not costly either. You can start it before a football game, and it'll be ready when the game's over (or very close).

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Take:

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.

Eat hearty!

31 posted on 06/12/2005 10:04:35 AM PDT by SAJ
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To: martin_fierro

Me too.


32 posted on 06/12/2005 10:05:44 AM PDT by Dog
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To: Kaslin
Wonder if I can get my Travel Agent to arrange a couple weeks down there?? Have we put a golf course in for these poor terrorists yet??

Pray for W and Our Troops

33 posted on 06/12/2005 10:09:16 AM PDT by bray (Pray for Iraq's Freedom from Mohammad)
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To: Kaslin

I'd feed them lead.


34 posted on 06/12/2005 10:10:32 AM PDT by antienvironmentalist
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To: Zuben Elgenubi
Looks tasty! See post 31.

;^)

35 posted on 06/12/2005 10:10:56 AM PDT by SAJ
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To: SAJ; carlo3b

Nah.

Cooking is against my religion.


36 posted on 06/12/2005 10:13:12 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: bray
Going To A Gulag                                                                                                              

Going to a gulag, everybody
Going to a gulag, c'mon now
Going to a gulag, everybody
Going to a gulag, c'mon now

Well there's a brand new place I found
Jihadi & Mujahidin coming from miles around
They come from everywhere
If you drop in there
You see everyone in town
37 posted on 06/12/2005 10:14:10 AM PDT by csvset
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To: martin_fierro
Bummer. Second-best thing I ever did in my life was to learn to cook.

Ah, well, to each his own (this really is a very tasty dish, btw).

38 posted on 06/12/2005 10:15:27 AM PDT by SAJ
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To: Dog Gone
Gimme a Whataburger.

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

39 posted on 06/12/2005 10:17:29 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (Just because you're paranoid, doesn't mean they aren't out to get you :^)
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To: Kaslin
Disgusting.

Prisoners being treated better than the American taxpayers.

40 posted on 06/12/2005 10:20:17 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: Kaslin

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.


41 posted on 06/12/2005 10:20:56 AM PDT by QueenBee3 ("Phone's ringin dude.")
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To: marty60

...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.


42 posted on 06/12/2005 10:29:04 AM PDT by 4integrity
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To: SAJ
Second-best thing I ever did in my life was to learn to cook.

And what was the fir... Nevermind. Don't want to know.

43 posted on 06/12/2005 10:30:20 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: skinkinthegrass; Dog Gone
Gimme a Whataburger.

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.

44 posted on 06/12/2005 10:32:51 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: skinkinthegrass
Mail order just won't cut it. At a minimum, take a vacation down here and get another Whataburger. I've never understood the fascination with White Castle burgers.

One Whataburger breaks that habit in a hurry.

45 posted on 06/12/2005 10:32:54 AM PDT by Dog Gone
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To: martin_fierro

Above your pay grade, mate. Sorry (g!).


46 posted on 06/12/2005 10:35:02 AM PDT by SAJ
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To: Kaslin

God we suck


47 posted on 06/12/2005 10:37:29 AM PDT by My Favorite Headache ("Scientology is dangerous stuff,it's like forming a religion based around Johnny Quest and Haji.")
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To: martin_fierro
I was going to say the exact same thing.

An American Expat in Southeast Asia

48 posted on 06/12/2005 10:41:33 AM PDT by expatguy (http://laotze.blogspot.com/)
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To: martin_fierro; Dog Gone
The announcer has a GREAT "hamburger voice." Slightly raspy, lots of deep timbre -- just makes ya wanna go EAT a big ol' burger.

..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.

49 posted on 06/12/2005 10:56:54 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (Just because you're paranoid, doesn't mean they aren't out to get you :^)
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To: skinkinthegrass
I never experienced an early Whataburger, so I don't know if they've changed. But they're still the best "fast food" burger I've ever had.

KFC is still decent, but it's not nearly as good as it used to be.

50 posted on 06/12/2005 11:03:58 AM PDT by Dog Gone
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