Wednesday, June 08, 2005

The AI Report

Few of the reports issued by Amnesty International have generated as much media attention or controversy as the 2005 report on the state of the world's human rights. Why? Because the United States comes under harsh criticism for its treatment of suspects in the "war on terror" and for its failure to hold responsible those who have authorized torture in Guantanamo, Abu Ghraib, Afghanistan, and elsewhere. The defensiveness displayed by President Bush, Vice President Cheney, and Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld suggests that the AI report has struck a nerve. AI lays out the facts very briefly and shows some of the Bush Administration's attacks in this web presentation.