[url=http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/25/opinion/americas-shameful-human-rights... Carter Accuses U.S. of 'Widespread Abuse of Human Rights'[/url]
THE United States is abandoning its role as the global champion of human rights.
Revelations that top officials are targeting people to be assassinated abroad, including American citizens, are only the most recent, disturbing proof of how far our nation's violation of human rights has extended. This development began after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and has been sanctioned and escalated by bipartisan executive and legislative actions, without dissent from the general public. As a result, our country can no longer speak with moral authority on these critical issues. ...
"Instead of making the world safer, America's violation of international human rights abets our enemies and alienates our friends"
Since 9/11 and wars of conquest in Afghanistan and Middle East, the rest of the world increasingly views the USA as a corrupt and lawless nation.