Saturday, February 18, 2006

'GUMSHOES' GUNNING FOR GITMO

The NY Post snarks the UN report

February 18, 2006 -- A panel of so-called human-rights inves tigators has told the United Nations that the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba should be shut down immediately and its prisoners either quickly placed on trial or set free.

Says the U.N. team: What happens at Gitmo is nothing less than torture — and those responsible should themselves face the long arm of the law "up to the highest level of military and political command."

And how do these gumshoes know this?

Why, they read all about it in The New York Times and watched it on CNN. Oh, and they talked to former detainees.

What they did not do, however, is visit Guantanamo and see things for themselves.

After all, it's so much easier when you only need to get one side of the story.

Indeed, as Kevin Moley, the U.S. ambassador to the U.N.'s Geneva offices, wrote in a letter last month, the report "selectively includes only those factual assertions needed to support those conclusions and ignores other facts that would undermine those conclusions."

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