Saturday, May 29, 2004

Help for those who were tortured

Dr Chris Neilson, founder of the Irish Foundation for Torture Survivors, was tortured in a S. African jail under the apartheid regime. Dr. Neilson is asking the Irish government to allow Iraqi torture victims come to Ireland for help. All very noble, very decent.

Except, it seems as if he only wants to help those who have been "tortured" since Saddam was removed. There are so many words that leap to my mind when I read this stuff, but none of them is appropriate for this "family-oriented" Web Site.

What about those who had their hands cut off or worse under Saddam? There are thousands who could use some help, I'm sure, but because these victims don't suit Dr. Neilson's political agenda, they're not deserving.