Sunday, June 11, 2006

Gitmo "Heroes"

Does this man have even the slightest clue about what's actually going on in the world today?

William Goodman from the New York-based Center for Constitutional Rights told AFP news agency the men were "heroes for those of us who believe in basic American values of justice, fairness and democracy".

So men committed to fighting, killing and dying for one of the most oppressive rights-denying regimes the world has seen are heroes of freedom in Goodman's eyes.

I'm just stunned by his gargantuan stupidity and wilful ignorance of the simplest of facts.

UPDATE- The British Foreign Office is also in mourning.

In a brief statement, the Foreign Office described the suicide of the three detainees - two from Saudi Arabia and one from Yemen - as "very sad news".

Which is odd because they never seem to issue statements announcing their sadness at the deaths of Coalition forces in Iraq or elsewhere in the war on terrorism.

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