Saturday, June 18, 2005

Am Nasty International

It appears Amnesty International has hit rock bottem, and kept digging. Just when you thought calling Gitmo the "gulag of our time" was extremely moronic, the Washington Post has an article detailing an Amnesty tactic to shield the blame.

Get this, they're actually calling former prisoners of the real soviet gulag, trying to get them to support the organization's stance that Gitmo is the gulag of our time:

Several days ago I received a telephone call from an old friend who is a longtime Amnesty International staffer. He asked me whether I, as a former Soviet "prisoner of conscience" adopted by Amnesty, would support the statement by Amnesty's executive director, Irene Khan, that the Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba is the "gulag of our time."

"Don't you think that there's an enormous difference?" I asked him.

"Sure," he said, "but after all, it attracts attention to the problem of Guantanamo detainees."

Anything for a publicity stunt, hey?


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