Saturday, June 18, 2005

Quote of the day

Former Soviet prisoner of conscience Pavel Litvinov commenting on Amnesty International's calling Guantanamo Bay prison the "gulag of our time":
But by using hyperbole and muddling the difference between repressive regimes and the imperfections of democracy, Amnesty's spokesmen put its authority at risk.
Unfortunately Amnesty's authority has been compromised for some time.

(Link via Glenn Reynolds, who calls Amnesty's hyperbole-to-draw-attention corruption.)