Three Down, Couple Thousand to Go

The U.N., who turns a blind eye to the human rights violations of most African and Middle Eastern countries, is encouraging the US to close Guantanamo. The same folks who brought us the "Oil for Food" scandal find it unacceptable that terrorists or those suspected of aiding terrorist would commit suicide under our watch.

GENEVA (AFP) - Five UN human rights experts joined mounting protests against the US prison camp at Guantanamo Bay in the wake of the suicide of three inmates, saying the controversial facility should be shut down.

"The simultaneous suicide of three detainees in the Guantanamo military base on June 10 was to a certain extent foreseeable in light of the harsh and prolonged conditions of their detention, and reinforces the need for the urgent closure of the detention center," they said.

If only they felt this about our underperforming public schools.

It would have been entertaining to have seen the U.N. express concern over Nazi suicides during WWII, given the chance.

Posted by Portia at June 14, 2006 06:51 AM | TrackBack