There had been a dull calm over this military installation for some weeks. The early ranting of the captured had become the dull, grudging acceptance of the permanently detained.
However, the shocking photographs of American and British soldiers torturing Iraqi civilians have driven one inmate to resume his yelling.
Former tyrant Saddam Hussein has broken several days of silence to declare to his captors, "What the..."
"You say I'm here because I have the weapons of mass destruction, I don't have none. Then you say I'm here because I let the terrorist groups live in my country when I wouldn't let the people organise a damn chess team."
He then added, "but worse than that you go on and on about how I tortured my own people - and then, you torture my own people."
"Could you explain this to me, I'm a little confused"
In response to this complaint the White House is scheduled to give a press conference explaining how Hussein always cheats at backgammon.