August 5th, 2008 5:33 pm | by Hannah Hultine News | Posted In: CLEAN UP, CLEAN UP, Politics, CLEAN UP, CLEAN UP

WW Illustrator Matt Bors Comforts Guantánamo Bay Captives

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(see an expanded version below, and more of Matt Bors' work here)

Thought this was funny? So did Guantánamo Bay captive Salim Hamdan, a Yemeni first charged in 2004 with conspiracy after admitting to performing tasks as Osama Bin Laden's personal driver and bodyguard. Hamdan's Supreme Court challenge of the Bush administration's military tribunals for detainees became a civil-liberties cause célèbre; a military jury is currently deliberating over Hamdan's fate.

Matt Bors, a freelance illustrator for WW, says, “I first emailed the comic to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) because I thought they would get a kick out of it. From there Bors doesn't know how many times the comic was forwarded, but it eventually made it into the hands of Hamdan's military lawyer, Brian Mizer. Mizer, apparently recognizing the potential laugh to be had by his defendant, had Bors' comic translated.

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In an email to WWire Bors writes:

“So this puts 2 degrees of separation between me and Bin Laden and I may be giving aid and comforting humor to the enemies. I hope they let me have pens and a drawing table in my cell.”

Bors is currently awaiting word on the response of his unlikely fan.
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