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Amnesty

Amnesty International is not a bad organization, it really isn’t, but this is just dumb:

“Earlier this week, Irene Khan, Amnesty International’s secretary-general, said of America: “Not since the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted in 1948 has there been such a sustained attack on its values and principles.”

Oh no?

Well, the Daily Telegraph has a question for Ms Khan:

“Erm, what about the Russian gulag, Pol Pot’s Cambodia, the Great Leap Forward and mass starvation in China, the Hutu slaughter of Tutsis in Rwanda, Ne Win’s Burma, North Korea under the Kims, the Argentinian disappearances, French colonialism in Algeria, Robert Mugabe’s Zimbabwe, Idi Amin’s Uganda, Jean-Bedel Bokassa’s Central African Republic, Slobodan Milosevic’s quest for Greater Serbia. We could go on.”

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