Thursday, February 16, 2006

Bizarro spin

So you've all probably heard that the UN has chastized the Bush administration for continuing to keep Guantanamo Bay operational. Something's wrong when other countries have to remind America about human rights and due process.

But the thing that really boggles me is the defense laid out by Bush (via Scott McClellan):
The Bush administration dismissed the findings of the report, with White House spokesman Scott McClellan calling it 'a rehash' of claims made by lawyers for some of those prisoners.
Okay, so let me get this straight. The UN says, "hey, you're acting unethically here," and Bush's defense is "Oh yeah? Plenty of other people have said the same thing, too, so there!" Is that not the most bizarre apologetics you've ever heard? I mean, who buys an argument like that?

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