Paging Lt. Kafka

It came via “Yuks,” a jokes mailing list run by Gene Spafford, so at first I didn't think it was for real:

It appears that the US navy spokesman put up to answer journalists' questions about the US detention centre at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, is one Lieutenant Mike Kafka. As the article on The Register ( observes: “Yes, you're reading that correctly. A man named Kafka has been deployed to field questions about a prison where the criminals are only vaguely charged with crimes, can't speak to lawyers and likely will never get out.” Any resemblance this reality bears to an actual fiction is entirely coincidental.

But it's true. (The item is worth reading by the way for its account of how Photoshop got deployed at Guantanamo.)

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