Theodore's World: Our Troops At Gitmo Need Our Support

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December 26, 2006

Our Troops At Gitmo Need Our Support

Guess who receives the Christmas and holiday greetings here in Guantanamo?
Human Events

Last year Guantanamo detainees received more than 14,000 cards, the vast majority from muddle-headed well-wishers and sympathizers. This year local authorities estimate the number may exceed 16,000! Some are addressed to the detainees by name or by their detainee number, available on the Pentagon website. Most are simply addressed to “Any Detainee at Guantanamo.”

Like the other 40,000 or so pieces of detainee mail that transit the post office on the base, the cards are distributed into the cells. The cards are passed out to the detainees by troopers who may themselves not have received any sort of greeting from home in a long time.

These troops have been called terrible names by Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin and by Senators Teddy Kennedy and John Kerry of Massachusetts. On the House side, Representatives Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) and Jack Murtha (D.-Pa.) act as if the troops are the problem and not the terrorists.

You can send cards, letters, or gifts if you choose to:

Any Trooper
c/o COL Wade Dennis
APO AE 09360

I know Christmas is over now, but cards, letters, care packages etc. can be sent year round.

Posted by Wild Thing at December 26, 2006 12:55 AM


I wonder if even one television network has done a story on the soldiers at Gitmo, from the soldiers' point of view. I don't know because I almost completely quit watching network news.

Posted by: TomR at December 26, 2006 11:33 AM

Tom I don't think they have. The only story I know of that has been done by any network has been from the prisoners point of few.

Posted by: Wild Thing at December 26, 2006 01:12 PM

When I heard that the detainees were getting more mail from Americans than the soldiers there, I was incensed!!! I'm working on a box of cards now to mail out. And I'll keep mailing cards and packages. I've also sent this to many supporters I know. I hope the troops get oodles and oodles of mail!!

I can't stand this! Not on my watch!

Posted by: yankeemom at December 27, 2006 12:39 PM