International Relations Torture

U.S. human rights authority diminished

Human Rights Watch just issued a scathing 527 page report in which it details the chief crux of the administration's covert torture practices. The BBC:

"Governments facing human rights pressure from the United States now find it easy to turn the tables," said Mr Roth [executive director of HRW]. "Washington can't very well uphold principles that it violates itself."

The solution they propose, in my opinion, is just the beginning:

The group calls for the Bush administration to set up a fully independent investigative commission, similar to the 9/11 Commission, to look into the Abu Ghraib allegations.

The administration says that the trial of Spc. Graner and so forth should suffice. The Nazis used this excuse at Nuremberg, and the whole world stood up and said that excuse is no longer valid.