Final Protective Fire
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Saturday, June 18, 2005
This dissident had the right idea. By criticising in this fashion, AI is damaging its own credibility. The struggle for human rights is a good one, on par with antifascism and abolitionism, but when its leading advocates have discredited themselves, we all suffer.Post a Comment
In his own words:
"Words are important. When Amnesty spokesmen use the word "gulag" to describe U.S. human rights violations, they allow the Bush administration to dismiss justified criticism and undermine Amnesty's credibility. Amnesty International is too valuable to let it be hijacked by politically biased leaders."
I think AI does this so they can get high-level Bush administration officials, even the President himself, to respond. It's like advertising for them. They should realize that there is something called bad publicity.