Gitmo detainee’s deep thoughts on dogs, basketball

December 3, 2012

A flag outside the Guantanamo Bay detention facility. (Bill O'Leary/WASHINGTON POST)

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.”

Emily Heil is the co-author of the Reliable Source and previously helped pen the In the Loop column with Al Kamen.
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