Wednesday, December 14, 2005

China, Cuba, Eritrea, Uzbekistan, Myanmar, and The United States of America

The desire for freedom resides in every human heart. And that desire cannot be contained forever by prison walls, or martial laws, or secret police. Over time, and across the Earth, freedom will find a way.

George W. Bush, Speech to UN General Assembly, September 21, 2004

The United States finds itself in the company of perennial human rights violators on the list for highest number of imprisoned journalists. The US is sixth on the list and is currently tied with Myanmar. After Abu Ghraib, secret CIA prisons, and other torture allegations, I am not even really sure if the US stands out as an anomaly on that list.

Link to Story at Charlotte Observor


Blogger Moulton said...

Bush could learn something from the founders of Google Inc, who adopted the corporate motto, "Don't Be Evil."

The US is revealing itself as an ugly, evil superpower that sashays and swaggers about the geopolitical stage without regard for the higher principles that once moved our nation's founders.

December 14, 2005  

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