Tuesday, March 31, 2009

She Tried Out For Miss Geneva Convention, But Didn't Make It Out Of The Semis

OK, so we want to say right up front that we don't have anything against beauty queens. We even felt sorry for this girl--well, after about a week or so. Anyway the point is, like most folks we don't watch beauty pageants for the scintillating analysis of world events and explanations of science breakthroughs, so when we read that the new Miss [Insert meaningless title here] recently visited Guantanamo we weren't surprised at her review of the place.
This week, Guantánamo!!! It was an incredible experience.
Yeah. We're sure that's how Mohammad el-Gharani will describe it too.
The first thing we did was attend a big lunch and then we visited one of the bars they have in the base. We talked about Gitmo and what is was like living there.
Boy Howdy You Betcha! 'Course they didn't have to wear black out goggles, or have their ears and noses muffled, nor were they forced to go nude (although we're sure they were asked to volunteer), sleep deprived, or exposed to prolonged cold and isolation, so they may not have gotten the full flavor of the place.
We also met the Military dogs, and they did a very nice demonstration of their skills.
We're assuming they mean these military dogs, not these military dogs, because we have to believe the women's underwear would have been a dead giveaway, even for beauty queens.
We visited the Detainees camps and we saw the jails, where they shower, how the recreate themselves with movies, classes of art, books. It was very interesting.
Recreate yourself with movies, classes of art, books...so that's what the kids are calling it these days.
The water in Guantánamo Bay is soooo beautiful! It was unbelievable.
Well, unless it's being poured in your nose and mouth.
I didn’t want to leave, it was such a relaxing place, so calm and beautiful.
Yeah, we're not sure everyone would agree with that sentiment Dayana, but regardless, you look marvelous.

1 comment:

Michelle Young Cuenant said...

It's important, particularly now, after a world mistrusting of Americans and their greed and their corruption with Bush, Cheney, etc. , to elect smart people and studied individuals who are world travellers and don't give a damn about religion governing politics. Politics must be all including, particularly in this global atmosphere of desperately poor people who will blow themselves up for a some shoes and food for their families who live everywhere on earth from Africa, to Turkey not to mention Pakistan. When we vote for dumb and unfeeling, that is exactly what people see and there are no regrets to obliterating this kind of "evil", the type that crucifies, is indifferent, or merely full of itself and does not care.
Surely we can find a beauty queen with university education or well-read, at minimum. Even the dullest can learn how to walk in high heels. Let's make sure we teach how to walk in sandals, everywhere we go. And step, quietly.