Friday, May 27, 2005

Why didn't he just accuse them of having PMS?

U.S. general assails 'shrill' Guantanamo criticism

By Larry Fine

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The general responsible for the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, said on Friday Amnesty International's "shrill" criticism of the detention of foreign terrorism suspects was uninformed.

U.S. Army Gen. John Craddock, head of Miami-based Southern Command, added that he did not expect a military inquiry into whether U.S. personnel at the jail had mishandled the Koran would show more than the five cases acknowledged on Thursday.

In its annual report on human rights worldwide, Amnesty International said the detention facility had become "the gulag of our times," equating it to the vast, brutal Soviet system of forced labor camps in which millions of prisoners died.

"I think that's a shrill assessment. They probably exaggerated for emphasis. I don't want to speak for them, but I do not share that at all. I think that's an uninformed view," Craddock said.

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but if you put it together with Abu Ghraib and Bagram Air Base, you're well on your way!!