While Amnesty International has highlighted rights issues that have erupted since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks in the United States, little of the 337-page report dealt with the terrorist threat itself or attacks linked to the al-Qaida terror network.
I particularly like the response of the US State Department.
In Washington, Deputy State Department spokesman Tom Casey said the report reads more like a political document than an honest review of human rights around the world.
"It's pretty clear that Amnesty International thought that we'd make a convenient ideological punching bag," he said.
Most Americans have figured out by now (thankfully) what Israel knew years ago; trying to ingratiate yourself with organizations that would love more than anything else to see you fail is an instant recipe for self-destruction.
But I doubt that will stop Congressional Democrats from shrieking about this report as a means of slipping tongue to their European allies, who could use it; their countrymen are starting to forget that the United States is the primary threat, rather than their sclerotic and dysfunctional economies.