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04 April, 2009

Miss Universe's Excellent Adventure

By Michael Winship

. . . if you needed further proof that the Earth is off its axis, spinning toward the sun, there came the news that another crowned head, Miss Universe, had paid a visit to Guantanamo Bay. Yes, courtesy of the USO, Venezuela's Dyanna Mendoza hit the beach for her personal remake of "Baywatch," visiting the no-doubt-startled troops there and touring the Gitmo facilities.

Because there apparently is a higher power with a sardonic sense of humor - thank you! - Ms. Mendoza kept an Internet diary in which she told the world about boat rides and a trip to a beach covered with bits of colored glass.

"It was a loooot of fun!" she wrote. "We ... met the Military dogs, and they did a very nice demonstration of their skills ... We visited the Detainees camps and we saw the jails, where they shower, how they recreate themselves with movies, classes of art, book ... I didn't want to leave, it was such a relaxing place, so calm and beautiful."

OK, Miss Universe, no doubt a more permanent stay could be arranged, your innocence notwithstanding. But you just might have to give up the swimwear competition two-piece for something in an orange jumpsuit.

I wish I were making this up. So does the Miss Universe organization, owned by General Electric's NBC Universal and Miss Congeniality himself, Donald Trump. They quickly took down Mendoza's blog entry and replaced it with an official statement supporting our armed forces.

Smooth move, considering the news that keeps breaking about how the detainees at Guantanamo were treated by the Bush-Cheney team.

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