Dizzying Feats of Hypocrisy
Kofi Annan, Secretary General of that towering irrelevancy on the East River, has informed us that we need to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay as soon as possible and either try or set free all the terrorists within.
White House spokesman Scott McClellan rejected the call to shut the camp, saying the military treats all detainees humanely and "these are dangerous terrorists that we're talking about."
The panel's report, released Wednesday in Geneva and leaked earlier in the week, said the United States must close the detention facility "without further delay" because it is effectively a torture camp where prisoners have no access to justice.
The panel in question (which issued this report on the situation yesterday) was appointed by the U.N. Commission on Human Rights, a body that counts among its membership such beacons of human rights as China, Congo, Cuba, Nepal, Sudan, and Zimbabwe.
While you're at it, Kofi, could you kindly ask East Timor how they think we should proceed with our space program? We'd also like to know what Sierra Leone thinks about the direction of our monetary policy. And Burundi could really help us out in fine tuning our regulation of futures exchanges.
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