Wednesday, June 01, 2005

ruby's first post

hello everybody.
i'm, if anything, more verbose than paT, but this pretty much speaks for itself.

President Bush in a press conference discussing Amnesty International's report saying he has established "a new gulag" of prisons around the world:

"...It seemed like to me they based some of their decisions on the word of -- and the allegations -- by people who were held in detention, people who hate America, people that had been trained in some instances to disassemble -- that means not tell the truth. And so it was an absurd report. It just is. ..."

To recap: "disassemble -- that means not tell the truth"

1 comment:

Patrick Armstrong said...

I find America's relationship with Amnesty International to be quite interesting. First of all, the United States Constitution, and the Amendments therein, are one of the foundations upon which all "human rights" are based. We also initiated the writing of the International Declaration of Human Rights. We aren't perfect (and we shouldn't say or act like we are) and we still have a lot of problems we need to get a hold of, but we are the greatest social and democratic experiment in the world.

Second, and this is kind of a cheap shot, but as an American with a pretty prevalent Irish ancestry, I just love hearing a London based organization wax poetic on human rights abuses.

Third, and here is the kicker, I find it very interesting how the Bush Administration makes the distinction between what intelligence they will listen to and what they won't listen to:
(http://thinkprogress.org/index.php?p=979)