Movin' On Up
Congressman Jon Porter (R-Nevada) takes a broad perspective on the treatment of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay:
"Many of these detainees have never had dental treatment ever," Porter said. "Now they have anesthesia and they have all the modern technology treatments, so a lot of them are actually very pleased because they are living better than they ever have. Many of them are happy to be there."
Someone needs to remind Porter that words have consequences. It's bad enough that the newly released JAG memos accurately detail military officers' objections to the administration's loosening of rules on prisoner detention. Now Porter has to go ahead and create an incentive for terrorism–dental care!