Friday, May 05, 2006
This article from the BBC, is quite interesting in the fact that it addresses the allegations against the United States about their tactics in dealing with terror suspects post 9-11. The U.S. Secretary of State for Human Rights claims that the U.S. has laws against torture while testifying in front of the Committee Against Torture in Geneva. However, various human rights groups accuse the U.S. of flouting the Convention Against Torture by allowing torture and inhumane treatment to terror suspects to occur in various detention centers around the world. While the U.S. continue to openly reject their use of torture, they also claim that mistakes have been made and actions have been made to correct those mistakes. However, is this merely just a series of corrections or an acknowledgement of the damage done to America's standing in the world?