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September 11, 2006

The Wrong Lessons from September 11

One might have expected the governmental response to the terrorist attacks of September 11 to champion the importance of not treating people as means to an end but of respecting their rights as individual human beings. Human rights should be respected not only because it is the right thing to do but also because it provides the only hope of effectively undermining the destructive logic of terrorism. Sadly, the U.S. government never took that insight to heart.

Originally from Human Rights Watch News Releases, ReBlogged by cat on Sep 11, 2006 at 11:52 PM