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.
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.