Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Christmas in Gitmo?



Some of you have received tangible versions of the above Christmas card I drew this year, appropriating the recent courtroom sketches of KSM mounting his own legal strategy in front of the secret tribunals.

As I read some of the latest stories about the birth of Camp X-Ray as a convenient extraterritorial venue for the internment of captured mujahideen, I daydreamed alternate versions of the place, reimagining a twentieth century in which the jurisdictional eccentricities of the place allowed the flowering of a utopian commune that combined the lifestyle experiments of the modernists and their postwar heirs with the sun and rum-soaked romance of twentieth century Cuba. Maybe in a few more years.

Meanwhile, they're hanging mistletoe from the razor wire.

Peace!

Postscript: My official Christmas 2008 dream girl is Ms. Sinaloa, Laura Zuniga, the beauty queen busted yesterday outside Guadalajara with a half-dozen homeys headed for a "shopping spree" enabled by "a large stash of weapons, including two AR-15 assault rifles, .38 specials, 9mm handguns, nine magazines, 633 cartridges and $US53,300 in cash." ¡Feliz Navidad y Viva la Reina!

2 comments:

Dave Hardy said...

Definitely the hottest gunrunner south of the border! Or, as is quite likely, north. After all, who's her competition for the title, Victor Bout?

Chris Nakashima-Brown said...

Claro que si. Merry Christmas to the entire eclectic Hardy household!