[H]uman rights are in retreat worldwide and the United States bears most responsibility… From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe the picture is bleak. Governments are increasingly rolling back the rule of law, taking their cue from the U.S.-led war on terror… “The USA as the unrivalled political, military and economic hyper-power sets the tone for governmental behaviour worldwide,” Secretary General Irene Khan said in the foreword to Amnesty International’s 2005 annual report.
Not Syria. Not North Korea. Not Uzbekistan. Not a country full of darker-skinned, non-Christian folk: