Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Guantanamo Bay chronicles
I've flown in to Guantanamo Bay today and by noon was in court; or rather, in the court's hallway. I'm here to sketch Hamdan procedures- Hamdan was Osama bin Laden's driver. The witness up stipulated to not be drawn and therein insued confusion and the utterly frustrating experience of being a court artist not allowed in court. The happy ending of sorts is that I managed to get one done when I was allowed in at the tail end of the day- 4:30. Given that every drawing is not allowed out until it has been approved by military it was clearly unnecessary to keep me out- I would not have been able to draw him anyway. Ah, well, what's done is done, and tomorrow is a full day- in court. Just an added note, the military did apologize several times over and assured me it won't happen again.
Swing by tomorrow eve for an update..