They hate America
We respect human rights: a guard outside Abu Ghraib
Bush Calls Human Rights Report 'Absurd'
By TERENCE HUNT, AP White House Correspondent 5 minutes ago
President Bush called a human rights report "absurd" for criticizing the United States' detention of terrorist suspects at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and said Tuesday the allegations were made by "people who hate America."
"It's absurd. It's an absurd allegation. The United States is a country that promotes freedom around the world," Bush said of the Amnesty International report that compared Guantanamo to a Soviet-era gulag.
In a Rose Garden news conference, Bush defiantly stood by his domestic policy agenda while defending his actions abroad. With the death toll climbing daily inIraq, he said that nation's fledging government is "plenty capable" of defeating terrorists whose attacks on Iraqi civilians and U.S. soldiers have intensified.
Bush spoke after separate air crashes killed four American and four Italian troops in Iraq. The governor of Anbar province, taken hostage three weeks ago, was killed during clashes between U.S. forces and the insurgents who abducted him.
Bush said the job of the U.S. forces there is to help train Iraqis to defeat terrorists.
"I think the Iraqi people dealt the insurgents a serious blow when we had the elections," Bush said. "In other words, what the insurgents fear is democracy because democracy is the opposition of their vision."
Absurd? Well, why does the US use rendition?
I think the people who hate America are sitting in Washington, not London
Because some of the US's most prestegious law firms tend to agree that something is very wrong in Gitmo.
The issue here is not the rote denial, but the increasing pressure to address the issue. Because this is all going to court and the Bushies are nervous.
posted by Steve @ 11:34:00 AM