Thursday, February 16, 2006

UN Worthless Action of the Day

Today a UN commission urged the US to shut down the Guantanamo Bay detention center and try or release all 500 terrorists we are currently holding there.

It's interesting that the UN, an organization chartered to foster world peace and prevent genocide, feels they need to criticize the US and our war on terror; yet they are unable to stop genocide in Sudan or even define terrorism.

So who are these UN "experts" that criticize our Guantanamo base?

The report's findings were based on interviews with former detainees, public documents, media reports, lawyers and a questionnaire filled out by the U.S. government.

Media reports? Like when Amnesty International said that Guantanamo is a gulag? You know, those secret prisons in Siberia where millions of Russians were tortured and murdered?

The five U.N. experts had sought invitations from the United States to visit Guantanamo since 2002. Three were invited last year, but refused to go in November after being told they could not interview detainees.


Although the investigators did not visit Guantanamo, they said photographic evidence and the testimonies of former prisoners showed detainees were shackled, chained, hooded and forced to wear earphones and goggles. They said prisoners were beaten if they resisted.

Oh, so they never went and they heard about what happened by former detainees. The same ones that lied about the US soldiers flushing the Koran in a toilet and said that female soldiers smeared menstrual blood in detainees' faces.

Those former detainees.

Oh - and the final nail in the coffin for this media report-based report by "experts" that never visited Guantanamo? They are members of the UN Commission on Human Rights. The Commission that has such human rights leaders as Cuba, Sudan, and China on its list of member countries.

Can the UN be any more worthless?

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