"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."