I find this photograph to be particularly offensive and I feel I must leave a NSFW comment.
So...I was looking at some hardcore bondage porn yesterday (not my usual kink...but yesterday, it was.) with the ropes and the handcuffs and the histrionics...and I got to thinking: That looks uncomfortable and unappealing (to me)...but these performers are, must be, for the most part, doing these acts of their own volition...with (hopefully) fair compensation. After the shoot, put some salve on the rope burns, take a few showers...and go about your business. Go home at night...
These poor saps stuck in Gitmo? Never ending solitude and various levels of suffering...without benefit of trial. Without benefit...of any of our so called freedoms. Held in a military prison on an 'enemy island' that American citizens (and laws) are prohibited from entering. Who is Guilty? Who Knows?! Cast a big enough net....you're gonna catch something. Possibly some of those prisoners are 'Bad Men'...but I'll bet one of my fingers that not all those guys were Big Time Terrorist Threats: Too late now: look at that photo again...how long, how many minutes, hours, months years of unjust solitude and deprivation would it take to turn your focus to hatred and destruction? Not long for me...but past that, I could perhaps imagine a soul so seared with hate that perhaps, eventually, some kind of resignation, solace...forgiveness could be achieved? Or...not.
But no one person is responsible...so No One is responsible for Guantanamo Bay.
Now I see, doing some small due diligence: this photo is over 10 years old. 779 people detained since 2002...155 remain. 8 died in prison, 6 suicides. 80% captured by Pakistanis and Afghans in exchange for bounty payments...that's telling.
And, verily, back to the porn: generally at the end of a pornographic vignette...someone gets wet: either you come or someone comes on you or...you get the idea. So the very thought that the same people who participated in the creation of this human rights violating extrajudicial shitshow might somehow congratulate themselves on 'Saving The Nation' while In My Humble Fucking Opinion took the last copy of the Constitution (and the Bill of Rights)...the other copies being consumed by dragonfire or thrown down a caldera...have taken that frail but inestimable parchment and spewed a giant gob of cocksnot ALL OVER IT...wiped it down with a bloody clump of used toilet paper and framed it on the wall of the Smithsonian whilst proudly proclaiming: 'Look What I Did!'
The whole idea was a mistake from the start. Farcical cowardice, self interested buck passing, incompetent methodology: SHAME on anyone who could have done anything to stop this gross violation of our hallowed precepts, and didn't. A National Embarrassment.