Deafening Silence

Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Deafening Silence

First Cheney, now Bush himself responds to the Amnesty International report in a (rare) press conference.
President Bush called a human rights report "absurd" for criticizing the United States' detention of terrorist suspects at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and said Tuesday the allegations were made by "people who hate America."

"It's absurd. It's an absurd allegation. The United States is a country that promotes freedom around the world," Bush said of the Amnesty International report that compared Guantanamo to a Soviet-era gulag.
I guess that means they're really, really certain that there is no way for anyone to prove any of this. Then again, if irrefutable evidence is uncovered then I suppose they'll just say it's a few bad apples-- just like the ones in Iraq and Afghanistan.

To me very interesting that in another brand new Amnesty International report it is alleged that Afghan women are no better now than they were under the Taliban-- few women are safe from being abused, raped and murdered-- but apparently neither of them are "offended" enough to publicly call it "absurd."

Then again, I suppose it's not our fault what happens in Afghanistan since we didn't "liberate" them. Oh, wait, yes we did, our dear leader said so.
"In Afghanistan, the Taliban used violence and fear to deny Afghan women access to education, health care, mobility, and the right to vote. Our coalition has liberated Afghanistan and restored fundamental human rights and freedoms to Afghan women, and all the people of Afghanistan. Young girls in Afghanistan are able to attend schools for the first time." Proclamation 7584,Women's Equality Day, 2002, August 23, 2002
I love how this administration takes credit for things we didn't do and refuses to take credit for things that were are responsible for.

There should be a sign on Bush's desk "The Buck Never Stops."

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