Obama complained in his national non-defense speech about the cost of Gitmo and urged Congress to allow him to set more terrorists free or transfer them to civilian prisons in the United States. Maybe Gitmo would cost less if it wasn’t run like a resort hotel.
Guantanamo Bay is looking for seminar instructors to teach terrorist detainees, among other things, how to paint with watercolors, and use Microsoft Word and Powerpoint.
The terrorist detention facility has issued a solicitation for “Detainee Library and Seminar Services,” which was updated on May 28.
The solicitation calls for a new contractor to provide “intellectual stimulation” to the captured terrorists, through seminars that cover everything from Arabic calligraphy to Adobe Photoshop.
Because apparently there aren’t enough bad Jihadist photoshops out there already and Obama Inc. is trying to provide Inspire Magazine with better graphic designers.
The “Art seminar” reads as follows:
“The contractor shall develop, implement and teach an Art seminar. At a minimum, the Art seminar shall include water color painting, charcoal sketching, Arabic calligraphy, acrylic painting and pastel painting. Additional topics may be added with the [Contracting Officer Representative] COR written approval.”
To devout Muslims, representational painting would be Haram. The Taliban at one point even banned photography. But I’m sure the Jihadists will be happy to be taught calligraphy so they can spend time inscribing the Koran’s most murderous verses on rice paper while waiting for Obama to set them free.
And doing it on the taxpayer’s dime.
Other seminars include:“Life Skills” seminar where detainees will be taught Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Publisher and Adobe Photoshop. Prisoners will be taught according to basic, intermediate or advanced level.“Nutrition seminar,” will include “principles of nutrition, and scientific foundations of exercise and fitness.”The “Horticulture seminar” will teach Horticulture 1 and 2, basic landscape plants and landscape pruning practices.
If only Al Qaeda terrorists knew how to prune plants, surely they would stop being terrorists.