IMPERIAL QUALITIES:

HUBRIS AND HYPOCRISY

The U.S. government (undoubtedly with the rabid support of all those out there in Freeper Land) has written another page in its handbook on international double standards and ham-fisted isolationism.

U.S. Threatens to Cut Aid over Court

Congress Wants Immunity Accords for Americans

by Colum Lynch

For those of us here with functioning critical thinking faculties, the reason why our government– which continuously justifies its foreign policy with the stated lofty goal of ‘preserving and spreading democracy’– vehemently opposes the existence of a very basic, transparent, and democratic international judicial body is quite obvious.

It is a question of accountability. The Bush administration and its minions are busy committing and encouraging human rights violations and breaches of international law of every kind across the globe, and they don’t want any one of their operatives to be held accountable for their actions. It is the worst form of “do as I say, not as I do” that one could imagine.

Case in point: Iraq. More specifically, Fallujah:

IRAQ:

‘Unusual Weapons’ Used in Fallujah


Dahr Jamail

It is worth mentioning, I think, that you won’t easily find any of this information in the mainstream, corporate U.S. media. They are busy parroting the official Pentagon line.

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