Monday, June 06, 2005

The "gulag of our time?" We said so, but we aren't really sure, so don't worry so much about it, because we are right.

Amnesty International, doing more to prove itself completely unhinged than we thought before, now says that its charge that America, and more particularly, Donald Rumsfeld, is running a "gulag" at Guantanamo is based on, well, read for yourself:

Despite highly publicized charges of U.S. mistreatment of prisoners at Guantanamo, the head of the Amnesty International USA said on Sunday the group doesn't "know for sure" that the military is running a "gulag."

Executive Director William Schulz said Amnesty, often cited worldwide for documenting human rights abuses, also did not know whether Secretary Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld approved severe torture methods such as beatings and starvation.

Schulz recently dubbed Rumsfeld an "apparent high-level architect of torture" in asserting he approved interrogation methods that violated international law.

"It would be fascinating to find out. I have no idea," Schulz told "Fox News Sunday."

Remember, if you told your whole town that your neighbor was running a whorehouse, and then defended their indignation and denials with "It would be fascinating to find out," then you would be laughed out of town.

"My neighbor traffics in young girls in his basement!"
"Really--what do you base that on?"
"I have no idea."