Friday, June 03, 2005

A.I. Strikes Back

U.S. leaders who are war criminals could be arrested on foreign territory and tried at the Hague like Milosevic, or returned home to stand trial like Pinochet -- at any time for the rest of their lives. There is no statute of limitations.

"If the US government continues to shirk its responsibility, Amnesty International calls on foreign governments to uphold their obligations under international law by investigating all senior US officials involved in the torture scandal."
-- William Schulz, Amnesty Intl USA

Amnesty Chief: Treat Rumsfeld Like Pinochet

"No statute of limitations" for Rumsfeld and Bush

Here's my summary of the argument so far:

  • Amnesty International says, "Guantanamo is a U.S. Gulag against the laws regarding torture, habeas corpus, extradition, human rights, and legal trials."
  • Bush Administration reacts, "That's absurd. We're gentle. Americans aren't violent criminals. Besides we make the laws, so we don't have to obey them."
  • Amnesty International strikes back, "So why not open Gitmo to inspections?"
  • Bush Administration: "Amnesty International isn't even American, how can you expect us to listen to you? And if you're not with us, then you're with the terrorists. As a terrorists organization, all members, contributors, and letter writers for Amnesty International will be able to inspect Guantanamo prison from the inside -- as prisoners."


At 1:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

See more coverage of the Amnesty International charges against U.S. human rights violations, and also what the Bush adminstration officials said in their reaction:


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