Quote of the Week
"The U.S. Government
rains drone missiles on civilian human targets anywhere in the world,
continues to operate Guantanamo in the face of universal condemnation,
whitewashed Abu Ghraib, Bagram, and the torture memos, committed
aggression against Iraq and Afghanistan, and invests billions to sustain
its unlawful global surveillance capabilities. Still, it has the
audacity to lecture the world about ‘norm enforcement’ in the wake of
the chemical weapons attack in the Ghouta suburb of Damascus. Someone
should remind President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry that credibility with respect to international law begins at home and ends at the United Nations.
Sadly, the American government loses out at both ends of this normative
spectrum, and the days of Washington being able to deliver pious
messages on the importance of international law are over."
Syria: U.S. War making at the Expense of Democracy