Saturday, May 28, 2005

it is what it is

If my opinion of Amnesty International is not sufficient for you, please check this at OpinionJournal:
"Gulag" is the Russian acronym made famous by Alexander Solzhenitsyn to describe the vast network of Soviet slave labor camps in which millions died. It is thus one more sign of the moral degradation of Amnesty International that the pressure group is now calling the U.S. detention facility for Taliban and al Qaeda suspects at Guantanamo Bay "the gulag of our time."
Moral degradation. Exactly the words I wish I had thought of.
The column is short, but I'll quote this part anyway:
A "human rights" group that can't distinguish between Stalin's death camps [where millions died - Ed] and detention centers for terrorists who kill civilians can't be taken seriously.
So true. And how sad it is that in this world, millions look to this organization for the defense of human rights.


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