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How government ‘bungled the war on terrorism’

February 19, 2009 by  

Former Irish President Mary Robinson said that U.S. government's anti-terrorism policies are responsible for the cynicism that the United Nation has to confront A politician and former UN official has said that America’s "war on terror" contributed to an erosion of human and civil rights around the world.

Mary Robinson, former Irish President and former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, said the U.S. government’s response to 9/11 is to be blamed for much of the disillusionment plaguing human rights and anti-terror advocates around the world, according to Reuters.

"Seven years after 9/11 it is time to take stock and repeal abusive laws and policies," she was quoted as saying at a news conference in Geneva. She added that American policies may inspire other countries to follow suit and break human rights.

In her view, "We are not more secure. We are more divided, and people are more cynical about the operation of laws."

Shortly after taking office, President Obama signed an executive order to close the Guantanamo Bay detention camp and prohibit the use of torture, but he did not explicitly ban the controversial practice known as "extraordinary rendition."

Four human and civil rights organizations have recently written a letter to the president demanding full access to the detainees at Guantanamo to review the conditions of confinement and make recommendations for revising U.S. policies.

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  • Randy L. Kyle

    Absolutely incredible…First of all, the “United Nothing” is made up in large percentage by these terrorists, and secondly, a woman from Ireland really shouldn’t be throwing srones in a “human rights” glass house. The problem here is the fact that 90% of the “free” people in western countries are WILLFULLY

  • http://none Dale

    Where were these civial rights groups when people were killed here on 9/11? What a joke, how about the rights of the people who are watching these people who threw crap, pee and try to damage and kill the guards as much as possible. Did they help the woman guard who went to help one of these guys in his cell who caught her and banged her head and face against the bars and now has had to go through many surgeries and pain. Where were they for her rights? Come on people, can’t you search, read and find out the “Whole” story?


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