Thursday, May 24, 2007

A serious international web site

Just in case, as James Taranto of Best of the Web Today says, "some adult hasn't stepped in and taken it down", here are three screen shots of the graphics accompanying a "survey" on the Amnesty International web site. The survey itself? Well! Maybe it's something you want to take!

Who's got the worst human rights record?


Torture, enslavement of Wookiees, decimation of the Alderaanian civilization.

Attacks on Spiderman, gassing civilian populations, using innocents as human shields.

Torture, black sites, "disappearances," kangaroo courts, indefinite detention, and more!

4 comments:

Jessica Menn said...

I'm somewhat surprised that Dick Cheney made it onto that poll and not GW himself. After all, Cheney really hasn't been particularly publicly active for a while. I'm sure he's keeping busy and doing things, but he hasn't really been in the news much. Let's see...he shot someone in the face, he had aneurysm surgery, and his lesbian daughter and her partner just had a baby. Those are the last three big news items I remember about him--and I don't live under a rock.

So, basically, I don't get what is so important about Dick Cheney in an of himself that he warrants being compared to the Hobgoblin and Darth Vader. Surely there are more important Republican politicians out there.

Brian Dunbar said...

Aw, geez. Vader would have this by a country mile.

Cheney is a picker compared to our man Darth.

Steve Erbach said...

Jessica,

It was a bit of a surprise to me, too. Perhaps the recognition by AI is a measure of how far Cheney has gone to make the office of the Vice President more significant than "a pitcher of warm piss", as "Cactus Jack" Garner put it (in the un-bowdlerized version).

Steve Erbach
The Town Crank

Steve Erbach said...

Brian,

As Taranto predicted, the poll has been taken down, but there aren't any results! We can't tell whether our favorite Lord of the Dark Side won or not!

Steve Erbach
The Town Crank