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As you know by now, Faithful Reader, three detainees at Gitmo killed themselves recently: Manei al-Otaibi, Yasser al-Zahrani, and Ali Abdullah Ahmed. May God have mercy on their souls.

You know what I want to know? How many suicides are there in Iranian or Saudi Arabian or Indonesian prisons every year? Or in French or German or Spanish prisons? Or how many suicides are there in American prisons every year?

Actually, in state jails and prisons in the USA, there were 59 suicides in 2003.

Now, if I were a reporter instead of Your Humble, Faithful Blogster, I think I'd be doing research into the questions I asked above and writing about suicides in prisons here and around the world.

I think I'd consider that perspective and context.

Indeed, were a Democrat in the White House, I think that's exactly what the intrepid mainstream reporters would be doing. Don't you?

Lane Core Jr. CIW P — Tue. 06/13/06 06:45:55 PM
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