We matter, they don’t

Human rights preservation, Washington-style:

Out of the dozens upon dozens of reports of abuses by private contractors as part of the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, only one prosecution of a contractor has taken place.

This, says a new report from Human Rights First, epitomises the woefully insufficient response by the U.S. government to hold private contactors accountable for abuses against local nationals.

The Bush administration is also fond of torturing “terror” suspects on home soil.

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