Wagging the Dog

August 15, 2006 | Guantanamo prisoners, including Abu Bakker Qassim (right), stand outside a refugee center in Tirana, Albania. Five Asian men detained at Guantanamo Bay for years as dangerous terrorists, and who had been held there for more than a year after the military’s special tribunal system had determined they were not “enemy combatants,” were put on a military transport plane and sent to Albania, a poor Balkan nation eager to please Washington.

(Photo: Filip Horvat / The New York Times)

Does no one in Washington watch movies?

Does no one in Washington have a memory more than five minutes long?

Albania?

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