Neo-Hippie Ramblings - I'm a Non-Conformist Just Like All My Friends: Amnesty slams U.S. on human rights

Thursday, May 26, 2005

Amnesty slams U.S. on human rights


Wednesday, May 25, 2005 Posted: 6:42 AM EDT (1042 GMT)

LONDON, May 25 (Reuters) -- Four years after the September 11 attacks on New York and Washington, human rights are in retreat worldwide and the United States bears most responsibility, rights watchdog Amnesty International said on Wednesday.

From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe the picture is bleak. Governments are increasingly rolling back the rule of law, taking their cue from the U.S.-led war on terror, it said.

"The USA as the unrivalled political, military and economic hyper-power sets the tone for governmental behavior worldwide," Secretary General Irene Khan said in the foreword to Amnesty International's 2005 annual report.

"When the most powerful country 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," she said.

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Apparently, the vast left-wing conspiracy to drag down the mission of God's chosen one (just ask him) extends to those vile haters of freedom, Amnesty International.

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