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October 13, 2003

It's Only Human Rights If Pro-American

Some conservatives honestly care about human rights, but for most it's just an excuse to bomb countries they don't like while giving a pass to dictators who favor US corporate interests.

No better example than Little Green Footballs denouncing Iranian Nobel Peace Prize winner Shirin Ebadi for criticizing the Iraqi and Israeli occupations as well as her own country's human rights violations.

Unfortunatley, for the rightwing Ms Ebadi does not plan to be a tool for their military interventionism. As she has said in interviews: "The fight for human rights is conducted in Iran by the Iranian people and we are against any foreign intervention in Iran."

So no napalm-assisted intervention by the US needed, thank you very much.

And no double standards on Israeli's human rights violations either.

So time for the conservatives to demonize her, since she won't play the pawn of rightwing military interests. Just remember not to take such conservatives seriously when they quote the pet "human rights activists" on their payroll.

Posted by Nathan at October 13, 2003 10:19 AM