Boyle is on the "Fashionable to hate" list, and he's using that notoriety to good effect. Again if you go past the headline jokes his stuff is well thought out, and he would probably outwit a lot of his haters round these parts.
It reminds me of an interview with Price Charles, he remembered some advice he was given while younger - somthing along the lines of: Make the most of bein the Price of Wales, you can hold opinions and people have to listen to you, you can be a pain in the arse, as soon as you become King you have no opinions.
FWIW the situation of the detainees over there is a shambles with too much bad PR for anyone to come out of it well (hence Obama left it to the second term). The worst of it is that it looks and sounds too much like the evil dictators that we went round the world to overthrow because they did things like lock their citizens up without trials etc.