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A Cruel and Unusual Record

posted on June 26, 2012

In The New York Times, former President Jimmy Carter, a devout evangelical, criticizes the U.S. because the “country can no longer speak with moral authority” on issues of human rights. Citing the use of drone attacks in the Middle East and Guantanamo Bay’s 169 prisoners, he writes that the U.S. is “abandoning its role as the global champion of human rights.” He appeals to the public, writing, “[W]e must persuade Washington to reverse course and regain moral leadership according to international human rights norms that we had officially adopted as our own and cherished throughout the years.” 

Read at The New York Times