Thursday, January 22, 2009

INSIDE GITMO: The True Story Behind the Myths of Guantanamo Bay

By Col. Gordon Cucullu (ret.)

The U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay has been described as "the Gulag of our times." Col. Gordon Cucullu (ret.) goes behind the hostile media myths to reveal a well-run and high disciplined military installation.

Obama has publicly stated that one of his first acts as President will be to close the controversial U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay, known to the public as Gitmo. If this does happen, then several of these detainees may be transferred to U.S. soil. Is this what is right for our country? And what really happens at Gitmo? In the new book, INSIDE GITMO, former Special Forces Lieutenant Colonel Gordon Cucullu gives Americans a true and accurate account of the history of Gitmo, dispelling many of the myths started by those in the media, human rights advocates, and even our own elected officials.

Colonel Cucullu visited Gitmo on five separate occasions. As a result of his visits he uncovered many facts about Gitmo. While it is undoubtedly the case that some prisoners were treated harshly in the early days, when the hastily built camp was flooded with battlefield captures and fears ran high of another 9/11-style attack, Cucullu believes that these excesses were quickly corrected and treatment and oversight routines instituted that exceed the standards of any maximum-security prison in the world. Far from the bucket of blood we have been led to expect, Gitmo is an installation of which Americans deserve to be proud. Watch Col. Cucullu on FNC's Glenn Beck. More...

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