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August 06, 2007

Walt Whitman goes to Gitmo

So it turns out that the terrorists we're detaining at Guantanamo are not terrorists at all but merely poets:

I dream to be home, to be free from this cage.
But do you hear me, oh Judge, do you hear me at all?
We are innocent, here, we've committed no crime.
Set me free, set us free, if anywhere still
Justice and compassion remain in this world!
Excuse me while I throw up.

If this reminds you of the Eddie Murphy shtick as Tyrone Green reciting "Kill My Landlord" on Saturday Night Live, you're not alone.