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Friday, September 08, 2006

5 Myths About Guantanamo Bay

If you've got two minutes, check this out from the Heritage Foundation:


Anonymous Citizen Sane said...

Where will show me how to embed and host YouTube segments on my blog? Been looking around for ages but it all hurts my head!

Sun Sep 10, 08:16:00 AM EDT  
Anonymous Citizen Sane said...

By the way, re: the link. Why should we have any more reason to believe the findings of the Heritage Foundation than, say, Amnesty International or the ACLU for that matter?

The fact that conditions are generally acceptable does not counter the fact that abuses HAVE taken place there, in full knowledge of senior government. I totally believe we should be taking the fight to Islamic terrorists, and fully supported the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, but an institution like Gitmo is very difficult to defend and is also counter-productive to the cause in my opinion.

Sun Sep 10, 08:27:00 AM EDT  
Blogger mAc Chaos said...

I'll show you how to do it sometime this week. It's pretty easy, luckily. The hard part is if you actually want to upload your own. I almost tore my hair out in the process.

As for the Heritage Foundation v Amnesty International, the difference is where the reports are obtained. Amnesty International bases its allegations of human rights abuse on so-called testimonies from the actual terrorists inside the prison. Their credibility is weak, at best. Of course they'll try to impugn their captives.

But as far as western officials go, Guantanmo is actually one of the most transparent, if not the most transparent, base of its kind. Reporters come and go, politicians visit all the time, and whenever they go they never find anything out of the ordinary. Now, you could say that they're all conspiring to lie or that they're all being fooled or something like that, but then it seems like you've already decided to believe that they're torturing and nothing anyone could show you would change your mind.

Sat Sep 16, 03:49:00 PM EDT  

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