Monday, June 06, 2005
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Amnesty International: Crazier than You Think

Recall Amnesty International's recent rhetorical bomb when it labeled Guantanamo Bay a "gulag." Thanks to the unbiased truth detectors (a.k.a. the American mainstream media), you weren't told that Amnesty said alot more than that. U.S. News and World Report: Stories Not Told By John Leo
The group didn't just call Guantanamo a "gulag," an over-the-top remark that was universally reported. In a press release that most reporters ignored, the group also invited foreign governments to snatch certain visiting American officials off the streets and bring them to trial for crimes against humanity. The suggested snatchees, should they travel abroad, were President Bush, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, former CIA Director George Tenet, and other unnamed civilian and military officials.
[Emphasis mine] SF Chronicle: Amnesty Blinded By It's Hatred For Bush By Debra Saunders
I don't like bashing Amnesty International, which for years has done important work that shined the light on ruthless, bloody tyrants. But the group's leaders have wandered off the path if they think that President Bush is the planet's big bad guy. This is a man who has sent troops to risk their lives protecting U.S. interests, but also to free Afghans and Iraqis from tyrants. And Amnesty doesn't care.
Chicago Sun-Times: Amnesty USA backs off Gitmo as 'gulag'