Ours is not a gulag

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"Listen up, this week's right wing talking point is improvisational. Your job is to act outraged, horrified, shocked, and dismayed that Amnesty International described Guantanamo Bay as 'the gulag of our times.'
Unfortunately, from a marketing perspective, 'We aren't running a gulag.' is right up there with 'I am not a crook,'" writes Lindsay Beyerstein, who follows a Gulag/Gitmo compare 'n contrast with: "[R]emember, anyone who insinuates that America is involved in any way shape or form with any gulagdom is a crazy Bush-hating relativist. They also hate the victims of Stalin. Maybe they even like Stalin! Anyone who says the g-word might as well be singing the Marseillaise while pissing on the grave of Ivan Denisovich." (Majikthise)

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