WASHINGTON ― A federal judge on Thursday ordered the military to stop touching the groins of detainees at the prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, when they are moved from their cells to speak with lawyers. The procedure had led some prisoners to stop meeting with or calling their lawyers.
In a 35-page opinion, Judge Royce C. Lamberth, the chief judge of the Federal District Court for the District of Columbia, called the searches ― which included guards wedging their hands between the genitals and thighs of the detainees as many as four times when moving them to a meeting and back to their cells ― "religiously and culturally abhorrent" to Muslims. He portrayed the procedure as unnecessary and intended to "actively discourage" meetings with lawyers.
…the judge, appointed by President Ronald Reagan, rejected those explanations as "yet another exaggerated response" by the military that was "inhibiting petitioners' access to counsel."
Maybe this judge should rule on NDAA, the Patriot Act, NSA spying, TSA groping, Obamacare or the multitude of other unconsitutional acts now limiting the rights of American citizens. As noted at Sweetness & Light:
Meanwhile, the rest of us are regularly subjected to groin searches at airports, thanks to these very same (ahem) gentlemen. But Muslim terrorists, who constantly attack their guards, get a free pass.
In fact, doesn't this mean Muslims can't even be groin searched at airports? While nuns and grannies will still get the full treatment.
"They want to show that we can spend billions and billions of dollars," Pistole told Ross, "and we still can't stop them."
We could stop letting in people from Muslim countries though. Or we could single out with intense scrutiny all travelers to and from Muslim countries. But no, while jihadis at Gitmo can't be searched, Americans of all ages are terrorized by the TSA � all to stop Muslim terrorists.