Monday, June 06, 2005

Former AI Activist Smacks Down Irene Khan's Gulag Remark

(hat tip: Carol Platt Liebau)

It isn't often that you see a Brookings guy writing in the Washington Times, but here is such an occasion. Michael O'Hanlon, a former Amnesty International activist and volunteer puts Irene Khan's Gulag remark in proper perspective.

The reason he comes forward is because he fears that Ms. Khan's remarks are hurtful to AI and its cause. I'm not too concerned about their brand damage, but he's absolutely right. AI looks like nothing more than a bunch of knee-jerk anti-Americans.

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