Thursday, December 11, 2008

US Torture News Disclosed On Anniversary Of Universal Human Rights Declaration

Interesting coincidence:

Today is the 60th anniversary of the UN's Declaration of Universal Human Rights (thanks, malcontends), and there's news from the US Senate that former Defense Secretary Rumsfeld and others created those so-called harsh interrogation (read: torture) methods used after 9/11 based on directives from Pres. Bush.

For more on why Bush is earning his title as Worst President ever, see this domestic issue.

1 comment:

Jim Bouman said...

Thanks, James, for highlighting this anniversary.

With a few clicks back to Malcontends, one can find the text of the Declaration.

But here it is again:

What can stir the hearts of Americans is the way this declaration by the founding members of the UN echoes so many of the principles of our own founding documents.

The criminal cabal which still resides in Washington will be gone in six weeks. The damage they have done to international relations, to the values of the founding members of the U.N. and to basic human decency is incalculable.

Copy this url. Read the Declaration. Make copies and give it to your kids. Talk to your friends about it. Remember to send it to your Member of Congress and Senator (Oh, those of such short memory).

This a sacred document. It ranks with the Magna Carta, the Declaration of Independence, the Sermon on the Mount and "I have a dream". It challenges us all to see ourselves through the eyes of the most oppressed. It is a bright shining light in a world sinking into darkness.