Tuesday, May 31, 2005

White House Response to Amnesty International

From President Bubble Boy's press conference, today:

Q Thank you, sir. Mr. President, recently, Amnesty International said you have established "a new gulag" of prisons around the world, beyond the reach of the law and decency. I'd like your reaction to that, and also your assessment of how it came to this, that that is a view not just held by extremists and anti-Americans, but by groups that have allied themselves with the United States government in the past -- and what the strategic impact is that in many places of the world, the United States these days, under your leadership, is no longer seen as the good guy.

THE PRESIDENT: I'm aware of the Amnesty International report, and it's absurd. It's an absurd allegation. The United States is a country that is -- promotes freedom around the world. When there's accusations made about certain actions by our people, they're fully investigated in a transparent way. It's just an absurd allegation.
In other words: America good. America not bad, America good. America not bad.

From Vice President Go Fuck Yourself's interview on CNN:

KING: Amnesty International condemns the United States. How do you react?

D. CHENEY: I don't take them seriously?

KING: Not at all?

D. CHENEY: No. I -- frankly, I was offended by it. I think the fact of the matter is, the United States has done more to advance the cause of freedom, has liberated more people from tyranny over the course of the 20th century and up to the present day than any other nation in the history of the world. Think about what we did in World War I, World War II, throughout the Cold War. Just in this administration, we've liberated 50 million people from the Taliban in Afghanistan and from Saddam Hussein in Iraq, two terribly oppressive regimes that slaughtered hundreds of thousands of their own people. For Amnesty International to suggest that somehow the United States is a violator of human rights, I frankly just don't take them seriously.
The enormity of this is overwhelming. These two buffoons have committed this country to immoral acts, to multiple immoral acts, to unknown immoral acts which are kept secret. Instead of acknowledging responsibility like the good Christian men they claim to be, they slime the source of any revelation. Newsweek? Liberal liars, responsible for riots and death. Amnesty International? Those complaints are all lies, told by people who hate America.

Bush, Cheney: Take some responsibility, acknowledge the wrong-doing.


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