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Gitmo Menu

Location: Washington, DC

GITMO MENU -- (House of Representatives - June 22, 2005)

(Mr. KINGSTON asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)

Mr. KINGSTON. Mr. Speaker, let us look at the breakfast menu: pancakes with syrup, orange juice, butter and milk or raisin bran cereal or oatmeal and a bagel and orange juice and butter. Then for lunch we have pita bread, hamburger, honey glazed chicken, and potatoes.

What am I talking about? Not the Days Inn, not the Hampton Inn, not the menu here at the Capitol; but I am talking about what prisoners will be eating today in Guantanamo Bay. This is where the Democrats say they are being subjected to cruel and unusual punishment.

I will go on with the dinner menu. We have cooked potatoes, seasoned lentils, pita bread, potato wedge, wheat bread, fresh fruit, cauliflower. I will kind of admit that making them eat cauliflower is a little bit tough on them, but we do not make them eat beets or broccoli on the other hand.

You have got also lemon pepper chicken, pasta beef, fried chicken, honey chicken, bayou chicken. This is today's menu at Guantanamo Bay. There is where Democrats are saying we are being cruel and unusually mean to prisoners, prisoners of war, prisoners of terrorism, prisoners who because of their confinement have kept us from having another 9/11 attack on American soil. This is just one of the things they will not tell you about Guantanamo Bay.

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