Tuesday, May 04, 2004

The Inevitable Consequences

Think we shouldn't care what the rest of the world thinks about us?

U.S. Delays Rights Report Partly Due to Iraq Scandal

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The State Department plans to delay the release of a human rights report due out on Wednesday partly because of sensitivities over the U.S. prison abuse scandal in Iraq, U.S. officials said.

One official who asked not to be identified said the release of the report, which describes actions taken by the U.S. government to encourage respect for human rights by other nations, could "make us look hypocritical."

Can you remember when the United States used to have credibility?


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