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Old 09-27-2007, 04:14 AM   #1
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Mugabe slams U.S. ‘hypocrisy’ on human rights

UNITED NATIONS - Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe accused President Bush of “rank hypocrisy” on Wednesday for lecturing him on human rights and likened the U.S. Guantanamo Bay prison to a concentration camp.

“His hands drip with innocent blood of many nationalities,” Mugabe said in a typically fiery speech to the U.N. General Assembly. “He kills in Iraq. He kills in Afghanistan. And this is supposed to be our master on human rights?”

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See, this is the kind of thing that our gov't does not care about. Our actions give encouragement to--or as Bush would say, "aids and abets" our enemies by encouraging them to do similar things---and some of them do it ten times worse. Then they turn around and deliver damning lectures on hypocrisy and proceed to go full steam ahead, much much worse, to genocidal proportios. Mugabe, Putin, Iran's leader....and others. The unspoken justification now is: "Hey, if America can do it, so can we!" Never mind that what we do is the germ for them for abuses far worse.

Meanwhile, Communist China, led by Hu Jintao (the former Butcher of Tibet) steals our cleint states, and much of our goodwill and thunder, with its own brand of hypocrisy, its newfound "soft power" of aid and diplomacy, all in the name of sticking a giant straw into the planet and sucking out her natural rescources to feed the industrial engine that our global upper classes benefit so handsomely from (while the masses rail at growing injustice.) Taking a page right out of our book!

How will we correct this?

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How will we correct this?

i think one way will be to not talk talking points and tips from arguably the worst dictator on earth and realize that, for all it's failings, using the US as an excuse to brutalize your people and run it's economy into the ground isn't much of an excuse at all, and if you buy into this because it feels so, so, so righteous and good to get mad at the big kid on the block, you're essentially endorsing and excusing the actions of an individual like Mugabe.

(not that you were, just using your comment as a jumping off point)
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