Carter Accuses U.S. Government of Human Rights Violations?
You know liberals really hate you when President Jimmy Carter accuses you of human rights violations.
This time, however, the country’s “best ex-president” (and aren’t we all glad) vented his spleen at President Obama.
The president whose term was marked by the Iran Hostage Crisis and an economy that popularized the term “malaise,” yet who won a Nobel Peace Prize for finding solutions to international crises and promoting economic development, accused Obama of promoting “widespread abuse of human rights” by using drones to strike terrorist targets in Afghanistan and elsewhere.
Carter also chastised Obama for keeping open the terrorist holding facility at Guantanamo Bay, a prison so politically correct that it has been nicknamed “Club Gitmo.”
But Carter still wasn’t done, blasting the Obama administration for “unprecedented violations of our rights to privacy through warrantless wiretapping and government mining of our electronic communications.”
Wiretapping has increased under Obama, according to Justice Department figures, with 1,745 warrants sought in 2011. Also under this administration, the National Security Administration is building the country’s biggest electronic spying center in Utah.
Carter also ripped the government for the recent passage in the House of a law that would allow the indefinite detention of terror suspects including U.S. citizens, complaining that it violates the right to “free expression.”
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