Challenging Chene

"It doesn't matter whether he takes Amnesty International seriously. He doesn't take torture seriously; he doesn't take the Geneva Convention seriously; he doesn't take due process rights seriously; and he doesn't take international law seriously." That's how William Schulz, executive director of Amnesty International USA, responded to Dick Cheney's "torture? what? Gitmo? it's sane, it's sound, we're liberators for the love of... Amnesty sucks..." On the same program he also said that the insurgency in Iraq is "in the last throes" and he predicted the fighting would end before the Bush administration leaves office... And that Earth was first settled by oil-excreting unicorns. (TomPaine)

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