Wednesday, July 24, 2002

That's kinda the point

U.S. blocks U.N. anti-torture resolution. (NY Times, free registration required)
U.S. officials cite concerns that if it passed, the U.N. might try to ensure that we don't torture anybody.
An anonymous representative said that allowing outside observers into prisons would violate states rights. Not sure how that follows.
Teach them to kick us off the international committe for human rights!