In its annual report, Human Rights Watch says that the torture policies of the Bush Administration have been counterproductive to anti-terrorism efforts.
Kenneth Roth, Executive Director of the organization, said "Fighting terrorism is central to the human rights cause. But using illegal tactics against alleged terrorists is both wrong and counterproductive."
He also said Bush's policies have called into question the United State's moral authority on the issue of human rights, saying that BushCo's "deliberate disregard for international human rights law has weakened the US as a promoter of human rights."
Of course, the Bush White House knows it has no moral standing on the issue (especially in light of the fact that Idiot Sign issued a "signing statement" that will allow him to disobey John McCain's anti-torture legislation). And so they immediately attacked the Human Rights Watch report as being "based more on a political agenda than facts." (And what would BushCo know about facts? They don't believe in facts).
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