Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Who are you going to believe? Me, or a bunch of terrorists?

See, that's what it all comes down to. When criticism comes, you can always say something assinine like this:

WASHINGTON - President George W. Bush on Tuesday slammed as “absurd” an Amnesty International report’s allegation that his administration had set up an international “gulag” outside legal control.

“It is an absurd report. It just is,” Bush told a news conference, asked about the report by the London-based human rights watchdog which referred to “a new (US) gulag of prisons around the world beyond the reach of the law and decency.”
Bush stressed that “the United States is a country that promotes freedom around the world. When there’s accusations made about certain actions by our people, they’re fully investigated in a transparent way.”

“It’s just an absurd allegation. In terms of, you know, the detainees, we’ve had thousands of people detained. We’ve investigated every single complaint against the detainees,” Bush said.

The US president added: “It seemed like to me they based some of their decisions on the word of and the allegations by people that were held in detention, people who hate America, people that have been trained in some instances to disassemble, that means not tell the truth.”

Well, if they didn't hate America before, we're certainly working on getting the job done.

Oh, and by the way:

disassemble : take apart, as in: It was easy to disassemble the clock, but it wasn't so easy to put it back together again.

dissemble : disguise or conceal the real nature of, as in: "I'd rather be honest about my shortcomings than dissemble or pretend to be something I'm not. "

But what is more irritating than Bush's malapropism here is that the Rove-O-Matic is already spinning this in such a way as to show Amnesty as a partisan organization rather than one that looks to maintain the rights of all humans. A look on some of the righty blogs show that already, Amnesty is seen not as an organization with human interests at heart, but one with a partisan agenda.

From RedState.org:
To put it more forthrightly, the perspective of the leadership of Amnesty International is so whacked and so skewed that it's credibility as a human rights organization is in mortal peril.

A comment on the Free Republic:
Wasn't it reported today that the President of Amnesty International is a woman who is subject to AlQaida discipline? ~ something like that ~ "W" should turn this on them by having them picked up and dispatched, under guard, to Guantanamo.
A comment on LGF:
Amnesty International is populated by bleeding heart, naive, INFIDELS. Taqiyya is the practice of lying to said infidels as expressly commanded by Koranic law. So would it be surprising that radical Muslims coordinate their lies and foist them on a bunch of infidels? Of course not, and frankly the Muslim world has yet to establish a track record of trustworthiness in matters like this.

Just chip away until the credibility is in reasonable doubt. Keep calling her a slut and maybe she wasn't really raped.


  1. If this wasn't so sad it would be hillarious. Does he even know what a gulag is? You have got to love his rebuttal. "It's an absurd report. It just is." Well, gawlldang, that sure convinced me and all my other sister-brother-cousins too.

    "...Investigated in a transparent way." Yeheheheah, right. "We had the guys running the Guantanamo spread investigate the charges that they flushed the Koran down the shitter too and well, they're pretty sure it didn't happen so we made that nasty magazine publish a full retraction by damn."

    "Oh, and by the way, we're pretty sure those amnesty international guys are... well. they hate us. so the just can't be right. Personally well, I just think they're absurd too. he he I like that word, don't you."

    Lord God, please save me from your followers.


  2. Good lord. I'm just tired of the stupidity. It'd be nice to have a conversation without being called a traitor.

    (and yeah, I don't exactly raise the standard of dialogue myself over at S,N!, but oh well...)

    -Brad R.

  3. I'm glad to see someone else caught the dissemble mistake.

  4. Are you saying you agree that GITMO is, as AI called it, a "GULAG"?

    Calling the comparison between GITMO and a "GULAG" absurd is completely correct.

    Gulags were forced labor camps where people that didn't agree with Stalin's political ideals were sent to die. Those down in GITMO were caught on the battle field and are NOT prisorners of war, that's why the term "enemy-combatant" had to be made.

    "A look on some of the righty blogs show that already, Amnesty is seen not as an organization with human interests at heart, but one with a partisan agenda."

    Well, when you've got donations like this it does make you wonder.....

    Amnesty leadership aided Kerry & Kennedy

    And you do know that these terrorists are taught to lie right?