August 9, 2010
- A d v e r t i s e m e n t
Have a nice flight with Country Airlines,” said the smiling stewardess, “and enjoy your trip.” Standing on the gangway of the Sun Country 737, she could have been welcoming us aboard a jet bound for any one of America’s favourite holiday destinations.
But the US military-chartered aircraft taking off from the Andrews Air Force Base in Washington this weekend was heading for somewhere not altogether known for its leisure facilities.
As we approached the US naval base of Guantanamo Bay on the edge of Cuba’s south-east coast, I wondered about the legality of the ominously wide terms of the liability waiver form I had to sign on condition of entry.