Sunday, October 14, 2007

Ms. Rice Ought to Clean Her Own House First

YahooNews has the article, Rice pledges support to Russian activists, which details Sec. of State Rice's 'needle-in-the-side' diplomacy while in Mr. Putin's country. She told Russian human rights activists on Saturday she wanted to help them build institutions to protect people from the 'arbitrary power of the state'. "I think that there is too much concentration of power in the Kremlin," she later told reporters.

Oh, is that so? Interestingly, many members of our own Congress have similar fears with the current occupant of the White House. I wonder if warranties wiretapping of citizens is in the same category as 'arbitrary power of the state'?

Tatyana Lokshina, head of the Demos civil rights group, said to Ms. Rice, "the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay and allegations of abuse at the U.S.-run Abu-Ghraib prison in Iraq had dented Washington's authority on human rights." Indeed it has.

Which prompted the title of this post.

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