June 08, 2005

Amnesty International And "Gulags"

Greetings, loyal minions. Your Maximum Leader just read over Anne Applebaum's commentary entitled: Amnesty's Amnesia

Very good piece. Your Maximum Leader has seen other editorials and blogs about Amnesty's use of the term "gulag" to describe our detention facility at Guantanamo. In so far as your Maximum Leader is concerned, this is just another example of an international organization becoming more anti-American over time.

It wasn't but a few years ago when Amnesty was writing about our barbaric prison system and our institutional methods of torturing prisoners. Methods of torture (and abuse) included, according to Amnesty: "...beatings and excessive force; sexual misconduct; the misuse of electro-shock weapons and chemical sprays; and the cruel use of mechanical restraints, including holding prisoners for prolonged periods in four-point restraint as punishment. Many reported abuses took place in isolation units or during forced removal of prisoners from cells (''cell extractions'')." And that was during the Clinton Administration!

Your Maximum Leader isn't sure precisely how Anmesty would like a prison to be run. Or even if Amnesty thinks there should be prisons. But sometimes the criminal element needs to be handled roughly...

Carry on.


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