Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Big Head Attack

It seems uber blogger Andrew Sullivan agrees with me about comparing the Gulag to Guantamo. Quote
The moral idiocy of Amnesty International comparing the serious issues in Guantanamo with Stalin's monstrous crimes didn't come out of thin air. To the best of my knowledge, the first use of this metaphor was by ... Sid Blumenthal. Here's the piece. The whole thing is infuriating because it allows the Bushies and their boosters to avoid the real subject. The truth is: you can have a real grasp of Stalin's Gulag and still be appalled by what this administration has been doing in its secret jails and torture chambers. Exhibit A in this moral universe is Anne Applebaum, Pulitzer-prize author of "Gulag," who has not mercifully given in to moral complacency.
Has he been reading Squire's humble blog?


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