Speaking of Saudi Arabia

This item in the Arab News was dripping with irony.
A man was beaten to death by members of the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice in Riyadh. What’s the response?

I smell Western propaganda behind the widespread publicity of such stories,” said Hasan Al-Ghamdi, a Saudi citizen. “I think if the media wants to focus on one thing, then they should focus on what is happening to the poor people in Guantanamo Bay, where people die for nothing in the name of democracy,” he added. Al-Ghamdi believes commission members are human beings and prone to getting things wrong.

I wonder how come commission members are human beings but US soldiers aren’t?
It makes me realize that if only we would, you know, enforce all laws with beatings then when torture happened we’d get to just shine it like they do.