Truly Guantanamo Bay is America’s great shame. They killed 3,000 Americans and all we give them is six hours of art classes a week. I bet the French would spring for at least eight hours of classes. And they would do a better job of covering impressionism.
Meanwhile America’s oppressive war machine dedicated to killing brown people forces Neo-Baroque painters on them. Shame on us! Shame!
Thanks to a multimillion-dollar federal contract, Guantanamo Bay prisoners can enroll in seminars to learn all about basic landscaping and pruning, calligraphy and Microsoft PowerPoint while the U.S. figures out what to do with them.
Prisoners also can get in touch with their artistic sides.
“At a minimum, the art seminar shall include water color painting, charcoal sketching, Arabic calligraphy, acrylic painting and pastel painting,” contract records reviewed by The Washington Times state.
And what about Manga Primitivism or Crayon pointillism? This is worse than Abu Ghraib. It’s worse than Nazi Germany.
As the fight plays out in Washington, detainees at Guantanamo can enroll in seminars lasting an hour to 90 minutes once or more every day. Class ratios are low, with no more than 20 prisoners allowed in a class.
In horticulture, detainees learn the “principles of horticulture 1& 2, basic landscape plants and landscape pruning practices,” records show.
A “life skills” seminar teaches prisoners, among other things, about computers and typing, including Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint at basic, intermediate and advanced levels.
I’m sure all this stuff will come in handy when they’re blowing up Christians in Syria.
A nutrition class instructs prisoners about the “principles of nutrition and scientific foundations of exercise and fitness,” records show.
Sure. You want fit terrorists who can kill more people, not fat flabby terrorists.
Detainees, who also can learn English, appear to get something akin to report cards, too, though it’s unclear whether they see their grades.
M for effort.