When Harvey called, I wasn't prepared for what he asked.
"Hey, basil," Harvey said, "I know you heard about the hunger stike at Gitmo, right?"
I had read something about it.
"Well, I can't put my finger on it, but something doesn't seem right," he said.
I asked what he meant.
"That's hard to say," he replied. "The terrorists have said they want to draw attention to their plight, but something ... I don't know. It just doesn't add up. Can you check into it for me?"
I said I would. And I did.
And Harvey was right. The reason the terrorists were not eating was a purely selfish one: They had gained weight since they arrived at Guantanamo Bay and wanted to get back into their old outfits.