(Miami Herald) Dozens of well-behaved captives tuned into Monday night's foreign affairs debate between President Barack Obama and challenger Mitt Romney, a detention center official said Tuesday.
Detainees watched in two separate cellblocks that get satellite TV broadcasts at Camp 6, the communal prison building for cooperative captives, said Army Capt. Jennifer Palmeri. Another block listened to it over the radio.
If they were hoping to hear about their own situation, they were disappointed. Guantánamo didn't come up, although there was a short exchange over U.S. drone policy, a likely subject of interest because most U.S. drone strikes are in Yemen and most of the 166 detainees at Guantánamo are Yemeni.
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No polls were conducted, nor were focus groups assembled. So it was not immediately known who the detainees thought won the debate.