The Amnesty International Report

Amnesty International just released its annual report, and they are not kind to the U.S.:
"The US, as the unrivalled political, military and economic hyper-power, sets the tone for governmental behaviour worldwide," said Irene Kahn of Amnesty International. "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."
According to the BBC article,
"In the 300-page annual report, the group accused the US government of damaging human rights with its attitude to torture and treatment of detainees."
Finally someone is taking the U.S. to task for the use of torture in its operations around the world. Sadly, it also appears that much of the rest of the world is following by example.
According to an AP article, the report even describes the Guantanamo Bay Prison Camp "as the Gulag of our Time." We continue to leave a wonderful legacy for our future generations. How nice.

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