in response to an Amnesty International report condemning the US for stripping global citizens of their rights under the guise of the war on terror – White House spokesman Scott McClellan had this to say:
“My response is that the war on terrorism has resulted in the liberation of 50 million people in Afghanistan and Iraq, and the protection of their rights,” McClellan said. “People in those countries did not have the kinds of protections that we’re used to in the United States, and now they do.”
of course, if we just look carefuly we can see how protected the iraqi and afghani people are now that the US has been in there destroying their infrastructure and looting their resources. hooray for human rights!
ok – enough ranting – it’s been one of those days.