Thursday, July 21, 2005

Gitmo detainees on hunger strike, though no one knows why

WASHINGTON (AP)-[off the wire, no link]-Some 50 prisoners at Guantanamo Bay have declared they are on a hunger strike, a Pentagon spokesman said Thursday.

They went on strike three days ago, spokesman Bryan Whitman said. Some have already begun eating again, he said. The spokesman said he did not know why they went on strike and said the health of the striking detainees is being monitored.

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Usually you let people know why you go on hunger strike in order to get people to sympathize with your cause. And they break down after just three days?

I guess it really is hard to find good terrorists these days.