Join 3,572 readers in helping fund MetaFilter (Hide)


human rights in Iraq
January 25, 2005 7:48 AM   Subscribe

More of our successes in spreading freedom and liberty around the world. It seems that access to broader information about the conditions existing for civilians within our proactive foreign policies endeavors lies with NGOs, who's focal points are human rights.
posted by threehundredandsixty (12 comments total)

 
Do as we say, not as we do.
posted by caddis at 7:52 AM on January 25, 2005


"All who live in tyranny and hopelessness can know: the United States will not ignore your oppression, or excuse your oppressors." - G.W.B. 2nd Inaugural Speech
posted by Cassford at 7:59 AM on January 25, 2005


I'm getting so sick of the word "Freedom" nowdays as I believe it's been twisted from it's original meaning and is used as a catchall phrase.

I was listening to the radio on the way to work and they had a clip of John Ashcroft reading a statement about some lawyer being tried. I had to roll my eyes when he said Freedom.

Inigo Montoya: You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means
posted by smcniven at 8:15 AM on January 25, 2005


freedom twisted? now you're catching on. i don't think the globe can take any more U.S. imposed freedom at the moment.
posted by garfield at 9:00 AM on January 25, 2005


smcniven: is this a kissing thread?



I'm getting so sick of the word "Freedom" nowdays as I believe it's been twisted from it's original meaning and is used as a catchall phrase.

Add "morality", "family values", ad infinitum.
posted by MiHail at 10:12 AM on January 25, 2005


Add "Terrorism", "Democracy" , "Insurgent"...
posted by Balisong at 10:20 AM on January 25, 2005


More of our success in spreading snark through FPPs.
posted by thedevildancedlightly at 10:22 AM on January 25, 2005


just breathe through the pain, thedevildancedlightly!
posted by threehundredandsixty at 10:40 AM on January 25, 2005


It's great how the president is swearing to spread freedom through the world. Of course, this freedom means letting the masses democratically elect mullocracies in Saudi Arabia and Pakistan. But that's what Bush has lots of: principle. So of course he'll get right on it. He's truly a great man, and wise.
/believeitwhenIseeit
posted by mullingitover at 1:22 PM on January 25, 2005


What part of Freemockracy (TM) do you not understand?
posted by UbuRoivas at 5:30 PM on January 25, 2005


oh, lets not forget the human rights record of the resistance now either ...
posted by forforf at 7:32 PM on January 25, 2005


oh fuck, maybe the actions of massive power bases have NEVER really been in the interest of the average peon.
posted by nanojath at 7:20 PM on February 24, 2005


« Older Nominations for 77th Annual Academy Awards:...   |   Castle ZZT... Newer »


This thread has been archived and is closed to new comments