Monday, August 16, 2010

Ramzi al Shbibh Glamor Shots

Very high-quality photos surfaced of 9/11 mastermind Ramzi bin al-Shibh. They have the look of carefully groomed and positioned 'glamor shots,' somewhat like I had made of my Mom and me for Mother's Day one year. The story is that the International Red Cross took the photos to send home to the folks. Interesting that our donations to the Red Cross would go to pay for this absurdity. A Polaroid would have worked just fine, and yes Polaroids are still in production.

When our men are captured, we get a headshot - the head separated from the body. Surely these glamor shots must have bothered the soul of someone in the International Red Cross, who says the photos are now the property of the families (at the expense of the good people around the world).

We are told there photos of the subject looking very healthy, at peace, praying, smiling, holding the Koran - no signs of torture.

Update 8-17-10: Additional photos have been released. It's comforting to know that the bin al-Shibh family feels much better now. Has this been done for everyone at Gitmo? Inquiring minds want to know.

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