Wednesday, May 25, 2005
What a sad state of affairs when the U.S., the supposed "Fighter of Freedom" worldwide, is the reason Amnesty International has blamed for a general decrease in human rights
Amnesty International Secretary General Irene Khan said, "When the most powerful county in the world thumbs its nose at the rule of law and human rights, it grants a licence to others to commit abuse with impunity." Cited specifically was the treatment of prisoners at Abu Ghraib Prison, the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, and the fact that Washington has circumvented its own ban on the use of torture.
And we are surprised? The arrogance of the Bush Administration and the U.S. in general is sometimes appalling. The U.S. has a tendency to forget that it is a part of the worldwide community. The U.S. believes it is the center of any community, and only the U.S. beliefs and systems matter. And the U.S. feels only its safety is important no matter what the cost. And the King George is responsible for this attitude!