Last week, the reigning Miss Universe, Dayana Mendoza of Venezuela, visited the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba with Miss USA, Crystle Stewart. The two beauty queens spent several days touring the facility, meeting with U.S. military personnel, and observing how the detainees are treated.
Miss Universe then took to her blog to write about the experience: "It was a loooot of fun! We visited the detainee camps and we saw the jails where they shower, how the(y) recreate themselves with movies, classes of art, books. It was very interesting."
I've been to Guantanamo, and I agree, Miss Universe.
She continued: "I didn't want to leave, it was such a relaxing place, so calm and beautiful."
She also said that they visited a bar on the base and the "unbelievable" beach there. Plus, "all the guys from the Army were amazing with us."
(I'll bet! After all, they're Miss Universe and Miss USA, not Barbara Mikulski and Janet Napolitano.)
I'm so glad that our very hardworking and dedicated soldiers, some of whom I met when I visited Gitmo, got to spend some time with these two gorgeous women. They don't get a lot perks down there, what with getting spat upon, attacked, sworn at, and plotted against by Islamic terrorists. So if our guys can get a little face time with a beauty queen, good for them. (There are female soldiers serving there too---how about a little somethin' somethin' for THEM?)
I only hope that the world's most hardened jihadists got to see the two ladies from afar---but not be able to talk with them, laugh with them, and flirt with them a bit like our guys could.
Now THAT'S a form of torture I think we can all get behind.