Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Guantanamo is no Gulag

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Excel web sharing - spreadsheet collaboration over the Internet made easy with BadBlueCourtesy of OpinionJournal, some remarks on Amnesty International's fraudulent comparisons of Guantanamo Bay with the mass-murdering Soviet Gulags:

It's good to see that Amnesty International has had to backtrack from its comparison of Guantanamo Bay to the Soviet "gulag." Less than two weeks after making that analogy, Amnesty's U.S. boss issued what amounted to a full retraction on "Fox News Sunday" this weekend.

"Clearly, this is not an exact or a literal analogy," said William Schulz. "In size and in duration, there are not similarities between U.S. detention facilities and the gulag. . . . People are not being starved in those facilities. They're not being subjected to forced labor." Thanks for clearing that up...

...Natan Sharanksy--a man who actually spent time as a Soviet political prisoner--described Amnesty's gulag analogy as "typical, unfortunately," for a group that refuses to distinguish "between democracies where there are sometimes serious violations of human rights and dictatorships where no human rights exist at all."

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