Hating America

Rather than answer credible charges about mistreatment of detainees at Guantanamo Bay and numerous other locations throughout the world,

President Bush yesterday called a report by Amnesty International “absurd” for its charge that the United States is mistreating terrorist suspects in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, saying accusations were being made by “people who hate America.”

“It’s absurd. It’s an absurd allegation,” the president said in a Rose Garden press conference. “We’ve investigated every single complaint against the detainees. It seemed like to me they based some of their decisions on the word of — and the allegations — by people who were held in detention, people who hate America …”

So now, people who oppose Bush administration policy don’t just love terrorists and hate freedom, they hate America too. Dissent is unpatriotic. Why is this even news?

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