Sunday, June 05, 2005

Amnesty Internation Executive Director:
"We Don't Know Anything"

From The Anchoress:

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 had no information about 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.”

Schulz said, “We don’t know for sure what all is happening at Guantanamo.” He also said he had “absolutely no idea” whether the International Red Cross had been given access to all prisoners and said the group feared others were being held at secret facilities or locations.

That’s very cute, isn’t it? “We don’t know…” is just another way of putting an idea out there and then insisting that the US Government “prove a negative.”

You know, I 'm not sure if William Schulz cheats on his wife. It would be fascinating to find out, though. Read the rest.