If I’ve ever heard an interview which encapsulates the pride-cum-naivety of the military rank and file, the necessarily difficult (but largely unprofitable) questions of the media and the legal blackhole the Cheney administration established with Guantanamo … it is this.

I was surprised to hear that detainees threw excrement and threatened to kill the guards. Perhaps this brash antagonism is a relatively recent development at Guantanamo, now it’s population is reduced to the most fanatical 200 or so prisoners.