Guantanamo’s the Dealbreaker

Mom: Have you been seeing anyone special?

Me: Well, I went on a few dates with this guy that I liked. Then, he told me that he is in the National Guard and was in interrogator at Guantanamo Bay.

Mom: Gross.

Me: At least he voted for Obama.

Mom: He was lying.

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    • 1.  Wingin' It

      I think telling you that was probably easier than dumping you.

      March 13, 2009 at 9:54 am

    • 2.  thetanofa

      YES. this sounds like an exchange i’d have with my best friend. go mom!

      March 13, 2009 at 10:50 am

    • 3.  Military Wife

      Deciding to not date a person because of their profession is one thing. Bringing military bashing posts to a website meant to be fun loving and positive during a time of war is appalling.

      This is my first post although I have been a daily viewer for months. I will not be back. Shame on PFYM for allowing this to be put up. I wonder how many military families are about to be offended and downright angered.

      March 13, 2009 at 11:23 am

    • 4.  Fantab

      Military Wife,
      You need to relax. This postcard was by no means bashing the military. Everyone loves and supports the troops, however, it is the former administration that many have problems with. Even still, we are all allowed to have our own political views without dealing with people like you who can’t see humour for what it is. I for one, do not care if you don’t come back. This site is for people who can take a joke.

      March 13, 2009 at 12:10 pm

    • 5.  Michie

      I agree with Military Wife. I’m a mil wife and mom and daughter. Please, Fantab, explain to me how saying “gross” because someone is in the National Guard and was an interrogator is not bashing? That poster has no idea what that person did in the performance of his duties. I can tell you this…don’t believe everything you hear in the press.
      I lived through hearing my father called a baby killer….it always starts with “its not the military person….its the system” yet it was the mil person who were spat upon. I sincerely hope I don’t see this happen to my son.

      March 13, 2009 at 12:18 pm

    • 6.  Little Lemon

      Ignore them and tell me which bit he was lying about?

      March 13, 2009 at 12:58 pm

    • 7.  M

      I suspect the “gross” comment was more in reference to Guantanamo than to being in the military.

      March 13, 2009 at 1:15 pm

    • 8.  Alex

      I agree, that instant message conversation was backwards and mean-spirited and to reprint it on this blog just makes it worse.

      Fantab, there is no mention of the former administration in the exchange nor is the exchange humorous and light-hearted. The internet is like real life, pause a moment and think if what you’re saying makes sense before you post!

      March 13, 2009 at 1:16 pm

    • 9.  anon

      “gross”? more like…awesome!
      probably neither of the people in this exchange could tell you what purpose guantanamo bay served.

      March 13, 2009 at 1:36 pm

    • 10.  Pam


      March 13, 2009 at 1:49 pm

    • 11.  Chelsy

      Double gross. I second the “gross”.

      March 13, 2009 at 2:30 pm

    • 12.  Jane Abbot

      I come from a military family and I don’t see this as anti-military at all. Given the abuses there, it sounds like the mom is anti-torture. I don’t think it’s mean-spirited to be anti-torture, and I don’t blame mom for being wary!

      March 13, 2009 at 3:55 pm

    • 13.  ccm

      I agree with Wingin’ It; this guy was letting you down easy. I don’t think Gitmo interrogators call themselves “interrogators.” They probably go by “terrorist analysts” or some other BS. And since when does the National Guard hang out at Guantanamo?

      March 13, 2009 at 8:45 pm

    • 14.  Little Lemon

      Good Point

      March 14, 2009 at 4:38 am

    • 15.  Miss Nae

      Wow Military Wife! Calm Down!
      I second the comment that the mum is anti torture, I also second the Gross at Guantanamo Bay.
      You sound proud to blindly support government decisions, some people make use of their brains.

      March 14, 2009 at 8:59 am

    • 16.  H

      I think the deal breaker for me would be that he voted for Obama.

      March 14, 2009 at 9:22 am

    • 17.  Alicia

      Military wife needs to chill out and understand that not everyone supports what the military is ordered to do and that humor us just one medium for expressing that. Not everyone wants to be a military wife or be in the military so get off your high horse and GET OVER IT!!

      March 14, 2009 at 12:22 pm

    • 18.  Holiday Djinn

      The internet is serious business.

      March 16, 2009 at 7:29 am

    • 19.  Carey

      I think everyone can agree that people come from different backgrounds, have different experiences and are thus offended by different things. Point is, touchy subject, but the poster and everyone commenting can feel however they choose, and say whatever they want- this is America, after all. For the record: I have an immense amount of appreciation for women whose husbands are overseas and are caring for their homes and families on their own while their husbands risk their lives for 6 months to a year at a time.

      March 16, 2009 at 1:06 pm

    • 20.  Pam

      There are women overseas too!

      March 16, 2009 at 1:27 pm

    • 21.  Cassandra

      If my mom told me that she was dating a Guantanamo interrogator, my exact response would be “gross”. Just because you’re in the military doesn’t mean everything related to the military is above criticism, so toughen up. I greatly appreciate the troops, but what goes down at Guantanamo is disgusting and I would want nothing to do with it. If they’d said he served in Iraq or Afghanistan, I’d never say it was “gross”. Sounds like mom’s just anti-torture.

      March 16, 2009 at 8:16 pm

    • 22.  Lydia

      I think all of you people who are agreeing with the mother’s response should realize that someone who was an “interrogator” at Guantanamo Bay wasn’t necessarily torturing people. For all you know, he might have been working to protect prisoners from mistreatment. There are a lot of really good people in the military who were forced to choose between following immoral orders from the Bush administration and losing their careers; some made the brave choice and some didn’t, but you might want to actually talk to this guy about his experience before you jump to conclusions about him.

      March 17, 2009 at 6:02 am

    • 23.  Elaine

      “he’s lying”

      March 17, 2009 at 8:04 am

    • 24.  tezcatbus

      It’s so cute to watch military supporters bend over backwards to support every last bit of the military, even the bits that have nothing to do with good, old-fashioned straight-up killing people for a living.

      He’s an “INTERROGATOR” at an illegal prison facility for crying out loud, it’s not like he’s handing out photo-op candy bars for the hajis.

      It’s pretty sad when you can be amused by every other post on here except one that touches on your sacred cow. You need to unclench a little, ladies.

      March 17, 2009 at 11:27 am

    • 25.  Michie

      When one of you can say you KNOW what is going on in Gitmo, let me know.

      I take it you’ve been there, tezcatbus. Cassandra?

      March 17, 2009 at 11:33 am

    • 26.  M

      Well, actually Michie, we all know. “We” being the people who pay attention to the news and current events. Do you?

      March 17, 2009 at 4:10 pm

    • 27.  Elise

      Woah! Okay, this is definately in need of some “chill-out” time.
      1. M, can I just really quickly point out that the news isn’t always telling everything that makes up the story? It’s called Yellow Journalism and it caused the Cuban war. Not saying that the Media is lying per se, but jut that you can’t believe everything you listen to or see.
      2. I am a HUGE military brat. I love the military. I respect and love my dad and the other men and women in the military. HOWEVER, Gitmo also causes a “ew.” knee-jerk reaction from me. it has NOTHING to do with bashing our military. good night, when I think Gitmo, I think bad government. The military just carries out orders. (It’s not that they’re bad people, all you anti-military people out there. What would you do? I KNOW most of you would shut your gobs and do your jobs. It’s alot easier to mouth off about it when it isn’t you.)
      Just putting my view out there.

      March 17, 2009 at 8:40 pm

    • 28.  Sara

      I love this post, because it sounds exactly like my mom and I… she’s hilarious!

      Military wives need to get over it; some people DON’T support the troops and what’s going on overseas. If they don’t want to kill and torture other people based on the U.S. agenda, they can find another job. (Or can they???? Hmmmm.)

      March 18, 2009 at 6:38 pm

    • 29.  JAN

      Wow!! Everyone is pointing the finger! Remember this post is suppose to bring laughs to people.
      The Military wife has a choice to never return to this site since she took everything to heart! But……i would bet she will return long enough to see what other people think!
      Why is it when someone in the family, or close to the family does something special everyone else takes the credit.
      If she believes in WAR, then she should enlist herself, go over there, and do her fair share. WAR SUCKS!

      March 19, 2009 at 4:33 am

    • 30.  Ophelia

      Wooaah… I’m active duty in the military and I thought the post was hillarious! Like we always say, we are fighting for the freedom for Americans to say hillarious things like this as much as they want. And PCFYM was right for posting it… it was a mom being completely crazy just like the rest of the mothers on this site are.

      And I don’t think the post was bashing the military at all… just GitMo.

      March 19, 2009 at 12:34 pm

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    • 32.  M

      Sigh. Yes Elise, I am aware that the news can be skewed and does not always tell all sides of the truth. However it’s been pretty universally acknowledged the goings-on at Gitmo, not to mention that it’s been universally criticized by *almost* everyone. The *almost* being Dick Cheney who thinks it’s okay for us to be torturing people.

      March 19, 2009 at 5:01 pm

    • 33.  Elise

      M, oh no, I wasn’t saying the news was lying! I (more or less) believe them in this case. :) I was just playing devil’s advocate. Just siting the news isn’t a very strong argument y’know?

      P.S Cheney’s a moron. (He shot his friend!!) Doesn’t count. :D

      March 19, 2009 at 6:39 pm

    • 34.  Doug


      I totaly agree that bashing people who serve in the military is wrong if it is just a blanket statement. However, the humor in this is not that she was bashing the military, it is the style of the exchange between the two of them. If mom and daughter believe that there is something off about a guy who served at Guantanmo and that it is a deal breaker, hey thats their right no matter how narrow minded it may be to just attribute negative aspects to his job without getting all the facts of what it may have been like from his point of view. Granting that they have the right to their opinion and accepting they feel the way they do, the humor is in the exchange that follows. Read it again and ask your self where the humor in this is and I think no matter where you stand you will see that it not that it was funny to bash the military as much as it is funny to follow their thoughts after they’ve established their view.

      March 25, 2009 at 2:51 pm

    • 35.  A

      I’m kind of taken back by this as well. As most (obviously some don’t get it) know you don’t get to choose your job/location in the military. You are simply there to serve your country. If they send you to GB you go…do you know what happens if you say no? I to think this guy said what he did to get out of the “relationship” but just because he signed up to keep us safe and do what ever our commander and chief says doesn’t deserve a gross but rather a big thank you!

      **stepping of my soap box!**

      May 4, 2009 at 3:01 pm

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      May 4, 2009 at 3:11 pm

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