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Amnesty's Report

A month ago I covered Amnesty International’s annual report which had a choice quote about the current war on terrorism.

“Far from making the world a safer place, [the war] has made it more dangerous by curtailing human rights, undermining the rule of international law and shielding governments from scrutiny. It has deepened divisions among people of different faiths and origins, sowing the seeds for more conflict”

In my previous blog I mention that as the leading Democratic nation we need to lead by example. Even if they are murdering terrorists they have rights. Food for thought: Jeffry Dahmer was allowed the basic rights of attorney and a speedy trial. I wonder if Americans will care more about the lack of WMDs or their diminishing rights when 2004 rolls through.

Posted by joestump at June 16, 2003 5:23 PM