My favorite ex-president (emphasis on ex) weighs in:
Former President Carter on Tuesday called for the United States to shut down the Guantanamo Bay prison to demonstrate its commitment to human rights.
Hey, I have a better idea, let's leave the Guantanamo Bay prison open to demonstrate our commitment to human rights by continuing to keep the murderous bastards detained there locked up. On the other hand, perhaps we could close it down if there was no longer a reason to keep any terrorists detained there locked up. Hmm..., perhaps Jimmy ought to be more careful about what he asks for. But HGM isn't done yet:
Despite his criticism of Guantanamo Bay, Carter said Amnesty International should not have called the prison "the gulag of our time" in a report last month. President Bush has termed the report by the human-rights group "absurd." Carter said the alleged abuses at Guantanamo Bay could never compare with the forced labor camps operated by the former Soviet Union.
And of course, we all remember how much more forcefully Jimmy Carter denounced the Soviet Union while it still existed for their human rights violations, especially when compared to how often he denounces the US today for its human rights violations. Right?
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