For the past seven years Guantanamo Naval Base in Cuba has contained a military detention camp-turned Gulag that is the shame of modern western civilization. It will finally be shut down by the Obama administration as soon as it is decided where to re-locate the detainees. Here is the solution: re-locate them to the North-Texas neighborhood of Preston Hollow, the formerly all white-restrictive tony enclave in suburban Dallas to where former president George Walker Bush and wife Laura have just moved. Now that non-whites are allowed, the Gitmo detainees would fit right in.
Until 2000, the Preston Hollow neighborhood association’s covenant said only white people were allowed to live there, though an exception was made for servants. The document, enacted in 1956, reads:
“Said property shall be used and occupied by white persons only except these covenants shall not prevent occupancy by domestic servants of different race or nationality in the employ of a tenant.”
The Government could purchase a house in the Preston Hollow hood and convert it to a half-way house. Gitmo detainees could be assigned community service projects in Preston Hollow, such as clearing brush from around Bush’s new home, a 8,500-square-foot house with a market value of $2.1 million on a cul-de-sac on Daria Place. Detainee service volunteers might also be put to work building a new community water-boarding park and maybe a Bush Museum of Extreme Rendition.