This statement is so crazy and broke my irony-meter that it needs to go into a quotable quotes book:
“They are smart, they are creative, they are committed,” Admiral Harris said. “They have no regard for life, neither ours nor their own. I believe this was not an act of desperation, but an act of asymmetrical warfare waged against us.”
What is he talking about?
Three detainees being held at the United States military prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, committed suicide early on Saturday, the first deaths of detainees to be reported at the military prison since it opened in early 2002, United States military officials said.
Or try this:
A top US official has described the suicides of three detainees at the US base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, as a “good PR move to draw attention”.
Colleen Graffy told the BBC the deaths were part of a strategy and “a tactic to further the jihadi cause”, but taking their own lives was unnecessary.
Who is Colleen Graffy? She is the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy. Or is it truthiness?
Do read Katherine’s post on the topic at Obsidian Wings.