Jewish World Review May 30, 2003 / 28 Iyar, 5763

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Amnesty International makes U.S. the number one human rights villain


http://www.NewsAndOpinion.com | The human rights group Amnesty International has come out with its annual report for 2003. And guess who's the group's number one villain? You guessed it, the United States of America.

THERE WAS A time when policy makers actually listened to what Amnesty International had to say. But the group's ideological agenda is destroying that group's once good name. Today, the London based group blasted the United States' wars of liberation against the Taliban and Saddam Hussein, claiming, "There is a real risk Iraq will go the way of Afghanistan." Amnesty then suggested human rights had worsened in Afghanistan.

You heard right. Amnesty International believes Afghanistan was better off under the Taliban, and that Iraq was better off under the Butcher of Baghdad. No mention is made of the torture techniques employed on the Afghan people by Osama bin Laden's puppet regime. The same goes for Iraq, where apparently Saddam Hussein's Stalinist regime was preferable to a liberated Iraq, one that is now enjoying freedoms of speech and religion for the first time in 40 years.

The double standard is breathtaking, and it extends to other conservative governments across the globe. Amnesty attacks Colombia's government for defending its people against Marxist terror attacks. And Amnesty predictably condemns Israel for committing "war crimes" against the Palestinian people. Again, defense against terror is no defense at all.

Apparently, members of Amnesty International have been in a deep slumber since September 11, or are so driven by a left-leaning agenda that their world-view is badly blurred. In either case, the group has proven once again that its only interest is promoting a left-wing agenda, instead of what it was meant to do. That is, protecting human rights.

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