I thought I would borrow a page from Joey Cheek who used his Olympic success to promote a charity and thereby make a political statement. This blog goes out to at least 20 people all over the world so I have a real chance to do some good:
I am disappointed in the United States of America. Almost two years ago I met a fellow who told me that he set up the prison camp at Guantanamo Bay. He told me not to believe it when I hear that the guards hit the detainees and then he said, “but when they do hit them it is because…” (I can’t remember why, but I thought it was funny that in the same sentence he told me they don’t hit them and they do hit them). And tonight I listened to stories about prisoners who were detained for telling jokes and about $5000-$10,000 bounties given to people who turned in al Qaeda and Taliban members. So there was an incentive plan. As I was listening I was starting to feel that outrage that, according to the bumper sticker, we are all supposed to be feeling.