Friday, April 28, 2006


ICRC Regrets

In a communiqué, the head of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) notes conditions at Guantanamo have “improved considerably,” and finds it “extremely regrettable” that hysterical media attention to Guantanamo has distracted from (really) “troubled sites in places like Chechnya and Burma.”

Wow. Regrettable, do you find it? Any remorse in being part of the full court press and media campaigns that helped whip up the hysteria?

(Chirp, chirp.)

Now if Jakob Kellenberger could only chat up the leaders of Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International, we could do something more than just regret the insane focus on minor US infractions while really nasty people go on about business as usual.

I read stories like this, and wonder. Could it be that FOH* and FODP** are laying the groundwork to doing 180’s on various aspects of the Global War on Terror, come the day when they won’t have to do the knee-jerk “that SOB Bush is in the White House” routine, and sensible NGOs can go back to being, well, full of sense?

* Friends of Hillary

** Friends of the Democratic Party

(Via Winds of Change)

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