North Korea condemns the US on human rights!

Is the pot calling the kettle black or what?

More countries joined the international community during the last few days in condemning the abuse of Iraqi prisoners by US soldiers and urging the punishment of the perpetrators.

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Saturday described the United States as “the world’s worst human rights violator and a graveyard of human rights for its violation of international law and the Islamic ethics and culture.”

It said the United States should settle all its human rights issues before acting as the “world judge of human rights.”

Goodness. The US is the world’s worst violator, over Syria and Burma and Sudan? Maybe Kim Jong Il knows something I don’t. (And come to think about it, I’d heard that North Korea ranked pretty poorly when it comes to human rights itself. But that may just be a rumor.)

Among the other nations damning us in the article for our abysmal human rights record are Egypt, Morocco and Peru, none of which have won any recent awards in the human rights category, to the best of my knowledge.

What a mess.

The Discussion: 2 Comments

We’re talking here about the DPRK. I’m having a lot of trouble getting past the “D”. You’re sure that stands for Democratic and not Despotic. We did bad. Rummy & Wolfie should resign. We’ll put it out in the open and dump George Bush before he does the nation more harm.

May 17, 2004 @ 7:01 pm | Comment

Very interesting blog!

September 16, 2005 @ 2:02 pm | Comment

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