Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Am Nasty International's Latest Blather: US Not Providing Moral Leadership

Amnesty (Am Nasty) International is marginally in the news again. I say marginally, because, other than a few misguided liberals, does anyone take this group seriously?

PARIS — Sixty years after the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, governments in scores of countries still torture or mistreat their people, Amnesty International said Wednesday in a report that again urged the United States to close down the Guantánamo Bay detention camp in Cuba.
In its annual report, the London-based human rights watchdog said “flashpoints” in Darfur, Zimbabwe, Gaza, Iraq and Myanmar “demand immediate action.”

“World leaders are in a state of denial but their failure to act has a high cost,” Irene Khan, the secretary general of Amnesty International, said in a statement accompanying the report. “As Iraq and Afghanistan show, human rights problems are not isolated tragedies, but are like viruses than can infect and spread rapidly, endangering all of us.”

So, Darfur is a “flashpoint” and what was Iraq a few years ago? Chopped liver? The same liberal twits who had aneurysms over Bush taking out Saddam when Iraq was not an imminent threat to the US, are now berating the US for not taking the same type of action in Darfur!

The report assailed the moral leadership of the United States, saying that, as “the world’s most powerful state” it “sets the standard for government behavior globally.” But, Amnesty International said, the United States had “distinguished itself in recent years through its defiance of international law.”

And yet, when the US exercises moral leadership, as in taking out the sadistic, murdering tyrant Saddam, Am Nasty International wets itself over indignities real and imagined. (Mostly imagined!)

In the past, the State Department has accused Amnesty International of using the United States as “a convenient ideological punching bag.”

Yeah! As if any of those guys could throw a punch! Heh.
Cross posted at Say Anything

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