Should Dick Cheney Take a Tropical Vacation?

Is it “Dishonest Dick” or “Deferment Dick”? I’ll spare you my sermon on how Cheney smeared Senator Hagel as Kos covers this perfectly. Kos is rightfully frustrated with this write-up from CNN but note this sentence about the detainees at Guantanamo Bay:

“They’re living in the tropics. They’re well fed. They’ve got everything they could possibly want,” the vice president said.

The same sentence appears in this story along with:

The House delegation ate lunch with troops – the same meal of chicken with orange sauce, rice and okra that detainees were served.

I really do not get the point of the second story – of course our Congressional delegation saw no prisoner abuse during their scheduled visit. And it seems that the stories about Gourmet Gitmo all involve some recipe for chicken. Is Gourmet Gitmo using a cookbook from the former wife of Wade Boggs. Since Mr. Boggs rewarded his clever wife by abandoning her, maybe the DoD should pay her royalties for the use of her recipes. In the meantime, let’s stop all this nonsense that the detainees are living the good life. Hopefully, all instances of abuse have ceased but to pretend prison is a tropical vacation is just silly.