Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Putting the Dick in vice-president

I just read this from Mblog.

The main point
Vice President Dick Cheney said the following on Larry King Live this evening of Amnesty’s recent report on US human rights abuses:

"For Amnesty International to suggest that somehow the United States is a violator of human rights, I frankly just don't take them seriously.”

The clever counterpoint
The response to Cheney’s comments by Amnesty USA’s William Schulz was:

"It doesn't matter whether he takes Amnesty International seriously. He doesn't take torture seriously; he doesn't take the Geneva Convention seriously; he doesn't take due process rights seriously; and he doesn't take international law seriously. And that is more important than whether he takes Amnesty International seriously."


Blogger Cosd said...

Indeed... in following this, and other stories, I'm beginning to wonder if the whole world is going downhill, or if I'm just better-informed than I used to be. What's that old saying about ignorance?

9:38 PM  

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