liberal ["liberalis" L - suitable for a freeman, generous; "eleutheros" Gk - free] (adj) generous, open-minded, not subjugated to authoritarian domination; (n) one who believes in liberty, universal suffrage and the free exchange of ideas. elite ["eslire" Fr -- to choose fr.L "eligere" -- choose] (n) the choice part; best of a class; the socially superior part of society.

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

rummy strikes again

Another Bush Administration Official Joins the Sneer Campaign

Rumsfeld denies UN rights experts access to Guantanamo detainees

According to AFP,
WASHINGTON (AFP) - US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld refused UN experts access to detainees at a military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, dismissing a hunger strike there as a publicity stunt.

The Pentagon last week invited three UN human rights experts to "observe" operations at the Guantanamo detention center but the officials have said they will go only if they are allowed to interview prisoners privately.
He says the Red Cross has access to the prisoners 24/7 so, he doesn't see the need to increase the number of visitors. It just so happens that the Red Cross doesn't ever make their findings public.

Meanwhile, the hunger strike of about two dozen inmates goes on. Rumsfeld shrugs it off as a publicity stunt.


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