Wednesday, June 08, 2005

No Amnesty from the Amnesty Debate

Ted Barlow over at Crooked Timber posts an open letter to the New Republic about their article on Guantanamo and the Soviet Gulags. TNR's slant was that when you look at the stats, Amnesty International goofed when it called Guantanamo the "Gulag of our times". Barlow argues that it doesn't matter if the analogy is full of holes and, by criticizing Amnesty, TNR is essentially giving support to the Administration's defense of the goings on at Gitmo. As you may recall, I strongly disagree.