Bend In The Branch

The personal opinions of one among many.

Sunday, June 05, 2005


Though there those who revel in suspected scandal and those who provide fodder for the frenzied; there will always be those who forsake the appetizer for the entrée.

For a purported champion of human rights to fall in the ranks of the frenzied is indeed sad.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Despite highly publicized charges of U.S. mistreatment of prisoners at Guantanamo, the head of the Amnesty International USA said on Sunday the group doesn't "know for sure" that the military is running a "gulag."

Executive Director William Schulz said Amnesty, often cited worldwide for documenting human rights abuses, also did not know whether Secretary Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld approved severe torture methods such as beatings and starvation.

Schulz recently dubbed Rumsfeld an "apparent high-level architect of torture" in asserting he approved interrogation methods that violated international law.

"It would be fascinating to find out. I have no idea," Schulz told "Fox News Sunday."

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