In a statement, David Miliband, the Foreign Secretary, revealed that a team of officials will accompany the doctor to prepare for the Ethiopian-born former British resident's return to the UK.What, they don’t have doctors in Gitmo…?
Mr Miliband said: "We have long been concerned by reports of Mr Mohamed's welfare and medical condition.I hope that’s the royal ‘we’, Millibandwidth, because frankly, I think you’ll find the British public mostly couldn’t give a stuff about the self-inflicted problems of this man, and wouldn’t exactly be lining the tarmac to welcome back an Ethiopian asylum seeker whose case was yet to be resolved when he was arrested in Pakistan.
"The visit will help us make preparations for his return, should the review confirm a decision to release him.
"The team will include a medical examiner, who would take part in any return, so that he may assess Mr Mohamed's condition himself and report back."
Matthew Elliott, of the TaxPayers' Alliance criticised the use of public funds. He said: ``If he continues his hunger strike during the flight, that's his problem. Why should any additional cost be placed on British taxpayers when the prisoners of Guantanamo all wanted the camp to be closed?"Why indeed…?