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Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 12/03/2012

Gitmo detainee’s deep thoughts on dogs, basketball

A flag outside the Guantanamo Bay detention facility. (Bill O'Leary - WASHINGTON POST)
More dispatches from Gitmo.. . .. when last we heard from Muhammed Rahim, a detainee at the Guantanamo Bay facility, he was complaining that fellow prisoner Majid Khan was being rewarded for cooperation with prosecutors with a pet kitten.

Now, he says he wants a pet of his own. A dog, specifically.

“I will train my dog to chase Majid Khan’s cat,” Rahim said in a newly declassified letter to his attorney.

More deep thoughts, from Rahim, an Afghan who was a translator for Osama bin Laden: he thinks his lawyer, Carlos Warner, would school President Obama in court — at least of the basketball variety. Should Warner ever get to play hoops with the president, he offered this advice: first, Warner should advise him to close Guantanamo. Secondly, he suggested, “take him straight to the post. You are bigger, stronger, and younger.”

And in another letter, he doubts the veracity of FOX News. “I don’t think Fox News is ‘Fair and Balanced,’” he writes. “If they were. . .they not have to say it every 5 minutes.”

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Tags:  muhammed rahim, gitmo, guantanamo bay, majid khan, osama bin laden, fox news, in the loop, emily heil, al kamen

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