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Opening Arguments

Hard time

Good to know we haven't dropped our "tough on terrorism" posture:

GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba -- The U.S.-run Guantanamo Bay detention center in Cuba, targeted for closure by Barack Obama during his campaign for the presidency, is instead quietly undergoing millions of dollars of upgrades that could allow it to remain open for years as a prison for suspected terrorists, NBC News has learned.

Among the recent improvements to the facility commonly known as “Gitmo”: a heavily guarded soccer field for detainees known as “Super Rec,” which cost nearly $750,000 and opened this week; cable television in a  communal living quarters and “enriching your life” classes for detainees, which include instruction on learning to paint, writing a resume  -- even handling personal finances.

Wonder how many wretched programs produced by the decadent Western culture they hate so much they will get hooked on watching. Maybe that's the plan here -- seduce them with the very filth they fear. Or maybe those "enriching your life" classes are really the secret weapon. Tougher to take than waterboarding, I bet.