This evening, Sir Paul was in New York city to receive Amnesty International's Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his work in promoting human rights. Recently, Amnesty activists have been critical of America's treatment of the Taliban and Al Qaeda terror suspects that are being held in Cuba. In the past, Sir Paul has been quite supportive of the Bush administration's anti-terrorist activities. On this particular evening, however, he diplomatically chose to focus on Amnesty International's 40 year history of helping political prisoners around the world saying, "That's why I've been a great supporter of theirs and I love them dearly".
Heather, on the other hand, was not hesitant to voice her opinions to a New York Daily News reporter: "They're terrorists, so if it means that they don't have five meals a day when their country's only getting one meal a week, then it's really not the end of the world." Although she describes the images of the captives as "quite dramatic, and I've worked in many war-torn countries," Heather still maintains that "I don't think the treatment's really bad. They're not heavily bruised and beaten up, and I think we need to worry more about the innocent civilians out there than about what's going on in Camp X-Ray".
(kindly submitted by PLUGGED correspondent Joan M. Hopkins)
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