Thursday, November 03, 2005

De-fund those caring for the terrorists

Why should anybody fund an organization that obsesses over the human rights and safety of terrorists?

The leadership of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has become so out of touch with its humanitarian mission that it has become an intercessor and advocate for terrorists held by the United States.

I first noted this three years ago, when I visited ICRC headquarters in Geneva. The ICRC's obsessive concern for captured terrorists seems to outweigh its concern for innocent victims of terrorists - and for the prevention of future victims. Its supposedly neutral leaders in fact showed hostility toward the United States.

Until it has a change in leadership, it should be de-funded. The US government should cease trying to accomodate it.

(Important note: The ICRC should not be confused with the American Red Cross, which handles blood drives and takes the lead in aiding victims of catastrophes. They are two entirely different organizations.)


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