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Force Fed at Guantanamo

Donald Rumsfeld once defended Guantanamo Bay by complimenting its cafeteria, noting that “the military spends more per meal for detainees to meet their religious dietary requirements than it spends for rations for US troops.” What’s the latest from the mess hall? According to McClatchy, 10 percent of the Guantanamo detainees are now being force fed. As of Thursday, 30 of Guantanamo’s 250 detainees were on hunger strike, 25 of whom are being fed through tubes in their noses. The latest wave of hunger strikes is in reaction to the release of Salim Ahmed Hamdan, Osama Bin Laden’s driver. ''They've actually gone ballistic at the fact that Hamdan, who was convicted of supporting terrorism, was released and they, who have been charged with nothing, continue to languish there,'' said a lawyer representing 17 Yemenis.