Sunday, July 22, 2007

A Kinder Gentler Torture State

Keeping with NPR's insistence that Saudi Arabia is run by "moderates" we get to hear about its great new rehabilitation program for "anti-terrorism" detainees. According to NPR and Saudi officials the program has "has prevented some young men from returning to al-Qaeda or other radical groups" and creates a "a relaxed, nonthreatening atmosphere" for detainees. If you know about the nightmare of Saudi detention and the institutional abuses of the Saudi government, then this report is nothing short of a mockery of human rights. Disgraceful.


Ned Swing said...

Yeah. The US ruling class and their media cohorts go to great lengths to shield the Saudi government and the House of Saud itself from criticism. I mean, most of the supposed 9/11 hijackers were from Saudi Arabia and where does the US government attack... Iraq! Hmmm.

Anonymous said...

I love it when Republiocans fein dismay for those subjected to Saudi interrogation techniques.