Monday, May 29, 2006

75 Gitmo Prisoners on Hunger Strike

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The number of Guantanamo Bay detainees staging a hunger strike has grown from three to 75, the U.S. military said Monday.

Navy Cmdr. Robert Durand said from the isolated base in southeast Cuba that the ballooning number of hunger strikers was an "attention-getting" move that may be related to a May 18 clash between 10 detainees and 10 U.S. military guards that left six detainees injured.

I don't know what to say, although the words "just let them starve" come to mind. These people are getting ridiculous. A hunger strike? Give me a break.