Suicide attempts at Gitmo

So lets say you’re the Pentagon, and you’re trying to play down all the suicide attempts at Gitmo. What do you do? Why, you, make up some new definitions! Self-harm! Hanging gestures!

In 2003, there were 350 “self-harm” incidents, including 120 “hanging gestures,” according to Lt. Col. Leon Sumpter, a spokesman for the detention mission.

Last year, there were 110 self-harm incidents, he said.

The military has reported 34 suicide attempts since the camp opened in 2002, including one prisoner going into a coma and sustaining memory loss from brain damage.

Personally I’d call them “Attention Whores.”