Is U.S. Really “Human Rights Champion”? — KCNA News Analyst’s Article —

Pyongyang, August 27 (KCNA) — Many civilians have been killed in Falluja and Najaf, Iraq, by U.S. indiscriminate missile attacks and bombing.

The killings indicate that the Abu Ghraib abuses astonishing the international community are only the tip of iceberg.

While perpetrating such brutal torture and murder in other countries, the U.S. has had the cheek to talk about “human rights”.

Some time ago, the Washington Times reported about a shocking document worked out by the U.S. Department of Justice at the request of the Bush administration in August 2002.

The document said physical torture should be tantamount to such physical damage as chronic injury, damage to physical function and death. It means only making a person insane or killing him or her can be considered to be torture.

On the basis of this cruel logic, the U.S. Department of Defense in March 2003 worked out an unethical defense report stipulating that such torture is not illegal as it was ordered by the U.S. president, and has instigated U.S. soldiers to brutal murder and torture.

The fact shows that U.S. human rights abuses, a target of worldwide denunciation, have been legalized as a state policy under the Bush administration.

In the middle of the last century the fascist states, prompted by an ambition for world supremacy, invented various evil laws to legalize torture and murder against other nations. But in the 21st century the Bush administration, which declared human slaughter as a state policy, is the general headquarters of human rights violations.

It is ridiculous for the U.S. to style itself a “champion of human rights” and “defender of liberty”.

The Bush administration should not desecrate the term of “human rights”.

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