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human rights and the US

A few days ago an egyptian "court" sentenced a man to seven years of hard labor. His crime? Teaching university students what a ballot was, and other crazy ideas. Like in Saudi Arabia, the US seems to condone anything and everything as long as it doesn't collide with its strategic interests (usually, oil).

On this subject, T. Friedman writes in an op-ed piece in today's New York Times (quoting a human rights activist from Sri Lanka):

"America as an idea [...] is critical to the world but [...] Americans seem to have forgotten that since 9/11. [Americans] stopped talking about who [they] are, and are only talking now about who [they] are going to invade, oust or sanction."

Well, not all Americans. But its government (and maybe a growing percentage of the population) is certainly following that path.

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Posted by diego on August 4 2002 at 12:16 PM

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