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Palau Uielcomes the Uighurs

June 12th, 2009 | 0 comments | Posted by Jen

The 17 Uighurs detained at Gitmo have finally found a home. And if you ask me, they totally scored. On Wednesday, the tropical Pacific island nation of Palau announced that it will accept the 17 Chinese Muslims who’ve been unlawfully jailed for the last 6 years (and take $200 million in aid from the U.S. along with, apparently).

Uielcome, Uighurs!

In other words, the Uighurs have won an island vacation! For the rest of their lives! Where they can work on their base tans year-round, eat fruit right off the trees, spontaneously break out into the Rodgers and Hammerstein songbook, and get wasted on drinks with tiny paper umbrellas in them, ALL DAY, EVERY DAY!

And the only thing they had to do to earn that was give up 6 years of their lives. Considering a vacation to Palau will run you about five grand these days, I’d say those Uighurs got a sweet deal, wouldn’t you?

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