Jimmy Carter Accuses U.S. of ‘Widespread Abuse of Human Rights’
A former U.S. president is accusing the current president of sanctioning the “widespread abuse ofhuman rights” by authorizingdrone strikesto kill suspected terrorists.
, America’s 39 th president, denounced theObama administration
for “clearly violating” 10 of the 30 articles of theUniversal Declaration of Human Rights
, writing in aNew York Times op-ed
on Monday that the “United States is abandoning its role as the global champion of human rights.”
“Instead of making the world safer, America’s violation of international human rights abets our enemies and alienates our friends,” Carter wrote.In addition to the drone strikes, Carter criticized the current president for keeping the Guantanamo Bay detention center open, where prisoners “have been tortured by waterboarding more than 100 times or intimidated with semiautomatic weapons, power drills or threats to sexually assault their mothers.”
The former president blasted the government for allowing “unprecedented violations of our rights to privacy through warrantless wiretapping and government mining of our electronic communications.”He also condemned recent legislation that gives the president the power to detain suspected terrorists indefinitely, although a federal judge blocked the law from taking effect for any suspects not affiliated with the September 11 terrorist attacks.
“This law violates the right to freedom of expression and to be presumed innocent until proved guilty, two other rights enshrined in the declaration,” Carter said.
J. Carter is an amazing home builder.
Perhaps he is too ‘civilized’ to be a president. I’ve made some stupid voting decisions in my life, but voting for Carter in 1976 will always be the one I truly regret.
When it comes to the common sense of survival traits .. HE IS A MORON.
The drone strikes are correct if we are not going to go and GET these killers and ask them what they are up to. Why? We’ve been attacked and no one there has yet said, ‘Gee, that really wasn’t the right way to end america’s ideas and way of life spreading around over here, perhaps another interpretation of 9:29 in light of other suras is in order, brothers’
But J Carter wants the CIA and Dept of Defense to get a warrant to search the mud walled enclaves in the Islamic Emirate of Waziristan looking for a piece of paper which says the owner has committed grand theft auto.
I’m far more worried about GPS spoofing and jamming regarding drones than I am about what happens in a Pakistan which really is no ally, the majority of whose people HATE the people of this nation FOR WHAT THEY ARE. Not what they do.
J Carter however wants to be sure that in 10,000 years someone shakes his head over our graves and says, ‘they really were a moral nation’.
I am not. I want them to be sitting at a barbecue on sunday afternoon watching baseball, swimming and fishing, and say, ‘It’s too bad, but it’s a good thing we were sons of bitches that century’.
File that under WT SHERMAN.