Wednesday, May 25, 2005

21st Century Gulag

So maybe my blog has turned into a culling-point for various pieces of depressing news, sans commentaire. So what? There's a lot of depressing crap out there this week. And since I listen to NPR all the long way to work, I hear a lot more of it. And I don't have time to comment, only to cut and paste. Would you really rather hear about Noisette's vie quotedienne? No, you wouldn't.

Amnesty International has issued a report stating that America's tendency to torture while prosecuting our "war on terror," and to couch that torture in "management terms," and to be cavalier about it when challenged, has done much to erode human rights progress throughout the world.

Et je cite:
The blatant disregard for international human rights and humanitarian law in the “war on terror” continued to make a mockery of President George Bush’s claims that the USA was the global champion of human rights. Images of detainees in US custody tortured in Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq shocked the world. War crimes in Iraq, and mounting evidence of the torture and ill-treatment of detainees in US custody in other countries, sent an unequivocal message to the world that human rights may be sacrificed ostensibly in the name of security.

Isn't that awesome? Aren't you proud?


At 3:19 PM, Blogger Ariel1980 said...

It is revolting, and it actually kind of scares me. As a second generation holocaust survivor, these disappearing people not subject to international laws of protection disturbs me greatly.


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