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The World's Sexiest Torture Apologist

dayanaHow slick and nefarious are the operatives of the torture and assassination branch of Bush/Cheney/HitlerCo? They’ve infiltrated Hugo Chavez’s Venezuelan regime and replaced Miss Universe with an incredibly sexy fembot duplicate. What other explanation is there for her singing from the Bush/Cheney songbook?

A “relaxing, calm, beautiful place” may not be everyone’s description of Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, where the United States holds about 240 prisoners in a detention center that has drawn condemnation from around the world.

But this was the opinion of reigning Miss Universe Dayana Mendoza of Venezuela, who visited the U.S. naval facility in eastern Cuba this month on a trip organized by the United Service Organizations (USO) which supports U.S. troops…

Caracas-born Mendoza, 22, who visited the facility March 20-25 along with Miss USA Crystle Stewart, 27, enthused about her Guantanamo trip as an “incredible experience” in a blog entry posted on the Miss Universe website dated March 27, 2009 (http://www.missuniverse.com/missuniverse/blog.php).

“It was a loooot of fun!,” Mendoza wrote, describing how she and Stewart met U.S. military personnel and took rides around the camp, which is encircled by a barbed-wire fenced, minefields and watchtowers. She said they also visited a bar on the base and the “unbelievable” beach there.

“We visited the Detainees camps and we saw the jails, where they shower, how the(y) recreate themselves with movies, classes of art, books. It was very interesting,” she wrote.

“I didn’t want to leave, it was such a relaxing place, so calm and beautiful,” she added.

Ms. Mendoza may not be trained to seriously evaluate the conditions under which GitMo prisoners are held, but she’d probably recognize torture and deprivation if she saw it. After all, she lived under Hugo Chavez’s regime, so she knows what oppression looks like. She clearly did not see it at Guantanamo. All the more reason to keep the prisoners there rather than release them into the United States.

A footnote to this story: the Miss Universe pageant apparently doesn’t like it that Ms. Mendoza is speaking inconvenient truths. The referenced blog post seems to have gone down the memory hole.