Guantanamo Bay

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The media tour of Guantanamo in June was touted by media handlers as an "opportunity to see how transparent it is." Before we went, an Army general, who had been deputy commander in 2008, told me staff "will open the whole kimono and show you everything." But what we saw and heard - like the forced feeding tour - was set-up displays and cheerful staff speeches. Maybe the Guantanamo prison has become the "caring old folks home for terrorists" that Gen. Greg Zanetti described to me on the phone. But, since we weren't allowed to find out for ourselves, it was impossible to know.

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