Freedom Alliance Blasts UN Charges on Guantanamo Bay; Says UN Has Lost All Credibility on the Issue of Human Rights - Southern Maryland Headline News

Freedom Alliance Blasts UN Charges on Guantanamo Bay; Says UN Has Lost All Credibility on the Issue of Human Rights

Message to United Nations Human Rights Commission:

"Physician, Heal Thyself!"

United Nations Human Rights investigators today accused the United States of stonewalling their efforts to gain access to U.S. facilities in which terrorists are being detained. UN representatives claim they have "allegations of torture" by the United States against individuals who have committed acts of "alleged terrorism." Freedom Alliance President Tom Kilgannon made the following observations of the UN criticism.

"The Bush administration has chosen exactly the right course by keeping United Nations investigators out of U.S. detention facilities," Kilgannon stated. "Efforts by UN personnel to gain access to U.S. facilities is nothing more than an attempt to embarrass the United States in the eyes of the world. The United States government and our dedicated military personnel have gone out of their way to treat these detained terrorists in a fair, decent and humane way. It is the United States which has taken these terrorists off the streets, making the world a safer place. Instead of trying to poke the U.S. in the eye, Kofi Annan should call off his dogs and worry about legitimate claims of human rights abuses around the world.

"The United Nations has lost all credibility on the issue of human rights," Kilgannon said. They have invited the repressive and dictatorial governments of Cuba, Sudan, Libya and others to sit on the Human Rights Commission and pass judgment on others. They can't bring themselves to see genocide in the Sudan. Their own peacekeepers have committed human rights abuses against children in the Congo."

Kilgannon concluded, "With this track record, the United Nations is just not a credible institution and does not deserve an open invitation to visit U.S. detention facilities. The official response of the United States government to the UN request should be 'Physician, heal thyself.'"

The mission of Freedom Alliance is to promote the American heritage of freedom embodied in our Constitution; to defend the sovereignty of the United States, her people and institutions, and to maintain the security of our country with a strong national defense.

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