Sunday, December 04, 2005

The International Language of Hypocrisy

On Friday White House spokesman Scott McClellan said that the US does not violate human rights. "When it comes to human rights, there is no greater leader than the United States of America, and we show that by holding people accountable when they break the law or violate human rights,"

Excuse me?

You torture people, you hold them imprisoned outside the international rules for treating prisoners of war, you use weapons of mass destruction indiscriminately near population centres, you mock their beliefs. You're no better than those you fight.

According to the daily, Ms Rice will insist that intelligence co-operation between the US and Europe is necessary to prevent future terror attacks and call upon European governments to do more to emphasise this to their citizens. "The key point will be 'We're all in this together and you need to look at yourselves as much as us,' " one official said to the Washington Post, on condition of anonymity. "People in glass houses shouldn't throw stones."

Bring it on. Maybe if we air all the dirty washing we'll have a chance of finally winning a battle against terror. That's what you want isn't it?


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