Amnesty International comes out with a report making all kinds of wild assed accusations, to the point of calling Gitmo "gulag" and now the head of the US branch says they have no hard evidence. What exactly does AI have then? How very irresponsible of them to put out this report with no evidence to back up their claims. This only goes to show how far these leftists will go to discredit this country. James G. Lakely has more in his article.
"The head of Amnesty International's American branch yesterday acknowledged that he "doesn't know for sure" what is going on at Guantanamo Bay prison, although Amnesty International's secretary-general has called the terrorist prison run at a U.S. military base in Cuba a "gulag."
However, William F. Schulz defended the description made last week by Irene Khan, saying on "Fox News Sunday" yesterday that America's "archipelago of prisons throughout the world" are "similar in character, if not in size" to the Soviet gulags, where millions of political prisoners were killed. "
Sothey have no hard evidence and yet Schulz backs up Kahns outrageous claims. Similar in character? Oh really? So how many of these detainees have died performing slave labor? How many have been starved to death? It is phony claims such as these and the Newsweek bullshit story on the Koran, that help the enemis of this country. Is AI a terrorist enabler then? One might speculate that they are, based on their claims and total lack of evidence.
"Pressed to cite concrete evidence that Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld and Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales are the "architects" of "systematic torture" at the prison, Mr. Schulz could produce none.
"We don't know for sure what all is happening at Guantanamo and our whole point is that the United States ought to allow independent human rights organizations to investigate," Mr. Schulz said, adding that Amnesty International was careful to use the word "alleged" when accusing high-level Bush administration officials."
I am begining to doubt if AI has a clue about any thing they have published in their report. Allegations require proof of some kind. The use of the word "alleged" is simply a legal tool to keep from becoming involved in litigation. So here is the truth,AI has nothing toback up their claims. So now they are backpedalling, trying to claim that they only want the situation at Gitmo investigated. I can see that the MSM will have their hands full trying to spin this one. I am sure that all the leftists, terrorist ass kissers and the other usual suspects will be doing the samne spinning. - Sailor