From Abu Ghraib to Guantanamo Bay, America is not setting a good example when it comes to human rights:
"'The USA as the unrivalled political, military and economic hyper-power sets the tone for governmental behavior worldwide,'" Secretary General Irene Khan said in the foreword to Amnesty International's 2005 annual report.
"'When the most powerful country in the world thumbs its nose at the rule of law and human rights, it grants a licence to others to commit abuse with impunity,'" she said.
Yet we excel when it comes to being outraged when other countries do it. Maybe we should look at ourselves instead.