Steven Den Beste wrote a great article on conditions at Guantanamo Bay and how the Europeans are just using it as an excuse to bash America. Quote:
The stark contrast is not merely the conditions in two facilities, bu also the disporortionate attention paid to the two by human rights organizations and by European politicians and editorial writers. Ignoring the horrible inhumanity of conditions in Shibergan, they reserve their sharpest criticism for Guantanamo. (One has to wonder which they themselves would prefer if they had to choose one.)
Which leads to the overwhelming suspicion that the criticism actually never had anything to do with compassion for the prisoners. It was always about finding some reason to criticize the U.S. For America-haters in Europe, this war has been an unmitigated disaster. They can’t seem to find anything to complain about!