The Jane Smith of Guantanomo

On the Brian Lehrer show this morning, a former Guantanamo Bay guard gave an interview that made me want to pull my (own) hair out. I feel I should start with laying out my pro-military credentials. My dad is a retired Vietnam Vet, my favorite ex-boyfriend (I was THRILLED when he found a nice woman to marry) was an Air Force pilot, and I have a deep respect for those who commit their lives to serve their country in this most dangerous way. Having said that, Jane Smith could be a poster child for all that is wrong with the modern military. It’s not just that she’s not terribly bright, though that was particularly depressing, it was the Fox-news lingo she used when talking about her time as a military guard. Judge for yourself:

The documentary that features her airs on Sunday