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  • Sunday, May 29, 2005

    US claims Guantanamo criticism is "exaggerated"

    According to this article, from the Houston Chronicle, a US army general has claimed that Amnesty International's criticism's of the Guantanamo torture chamber is both "exaggerated" and "uninformed":

    The London-based human rights group said the prison violates law through a practice of arbitrary and indefinite detention of men the Pentagon says are al-Qaida or Taliban members or sympathizers.
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    At 5/29/2005 11:38:00 am, Blogger Gothamimage said...

    He may regret that comment, because that can now be interpreted as a response to something that was read, considered, and rejected. Afterall, a man of such accomplishment would not say something without having made an assement himself= so that leads one to ask, "General, you reply implies you looked at the facts and came to different conclusions -let's see your report and the reasons you reject x, y, and z"

    Ofcourse, a darker interpretation is that there is no disagreement with the facts, just a judgement that the facts are not so bad- That would mean that there is a lack of awareness of current US Law, and ratified treaties.

    How is it exagerrated?

    What is odd is that good prisons tend to produce better intelligence anyway- in ww2 some of the prisons for Germans POWs in the US were very nice and soldiers let their guard down and talked over time.

    It does seem odd that we seem to have gone in the opposite direction- many people I run into seem to have no idea that Geneva conventions are US law- mass ignorance is turning Citzens into Subjects at best, and a rabble at worst.

    On my blog- I have even had recent comments from rightists implying that critique Bush is somehow disloyal - and even anti-Christian. No kidding.

    At 5/29/2005 02:05:00 pm, Blogger Voice 1 said...

    I would most definitely agree whispering that torturing and abusing detainees does not lead to any good "intelligence", obviously those right wingers who you've mentioned have either been so deceived by the rogue regime in Washington, or do not care - the latter most certainly is a problem as one commenter here didn't really care if people were being tortured and abused.


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