Partisan International

Amnesty International is an organization that, well does anyone know exactly what it is they do? Seems to me it is a bunch of people who go around talking bad about conservative administrations. This is a group of people who compared Guantanamo Bay to a Soviet Gulag. They have spent quite some time attacking members of the Bush administration including pointed attacks on President.

Well, do they really care or are they a partisan hack group out to make money. Seems they are pretty happy getting paid to run around making accusations that in many cases are not founded. Our men and women in the military go out of their way to treat these terrorists with respect and they are bashed by AI. I know there will be some who point out the dozen or so who did bad things in a prison camp. Well I am going to take another tact. 130,000 troops in Iraq did not abuse any prisoners today.

Why is it I can claim that AI is partisan? Their top folks all donated the maximum amount allowed by law to none other than John F’n Kerry. Yes, this group that says it is non partisan probably has an agenda. Yes, I know people are free to give any way they desire. However, you have to look at it with a little sense. If they gave the max amount to Kerry they definitely opposed Bush. They could not win at the ballot box so they are trying to get back with their “reports.”

Here are some of the things the good guys had to say:

Air Force Gen. Richard B. Myers, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Vice President Dick Cheney; and President Bush have accused Amnesty International of irresponsible criticism.

“No force in the world has done more to liberate people that they have never met than the men and women of the United States military,” Mr. Rumsfeld said at the Pentagon press conference. “That’s why the recent allegation that the U.S. military is running a gulag at Guantanamo Bay is so reprehensible. Most would define a gulag as where the Soviet Union kept millions in forced labor concentration camps. … To compare the United States and Guantanamo Bay to such atrocities cannot be excused.”

Strange as it might seem AI believes it is a non partisan, independent organization! Here is what is printed at their web site:

Amnesty International’s Web site states it is “independent of any government, political ideology, economic interest or religion. It does not support or oppose any government.”

An organization and its beliefs are a reflection of the people in its employ. The people who run AI are partisan therefore it is no stretch that their organization is partisan. The strange thing is that Amnesty International USA made the claim they do not support any government. Yes they do. It is just not ours.

Read all about it here.



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