Extraordinary claims require extraordinary proof. Yet Green Party presidential candidate Cynthia McKinney provided none when she recently claimed that 5,000 prisoners were executed by the US in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and dumped in swamps.
Surely 5000 prisoners would have been missed by their families? Surely at least some of the prison guards might have had moral objections and gone to the press. Shooting 5000 people would be a very major undertaking, and would need a lot of organisation, and transporting the bodies would take several lorries, and dozens if not hundreds of people would need to be involved. In the absence of any corroborating evidence, McKinney’s claim is so improbable that it will seriously damage the Green Party’s credibility.
Agreed. I’d say that somewhere a Democratic operative is laughing his ass off except that the Democrats undoubtedly no longer see the Green Party as a threat.