Carter: US Has Abandoned Human Rights

Jimmy Carter issues scathing denunciation of Bush’s policies.

Bush [recently] defended the [criticized interrogation] techniques used, saying, “This government does not torture people.”

Asked about Bush’s comments, Carter said, “That’s not an accurate statement if you use the international norms of torture as has always been honored — certainly in the last 60 years since the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was promulgated.

“But you can make your own definition of human rights and say we don’t violate them, and you can make your own definition of torture and say we don’t violate them.”

Carter’s exactly right.