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Jimmy Carter

“Since 2001, the U.S. government has abandoned its role as a champion of human rights and has perpetrated terrible and illegal abuses in prisons in Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo, sent prisoners secretly to other nations to be tortured, denied the applicability of the Geneva Convention restraints, and severely restricted time-honored civil liberties within our own country. Certain political leaders of other nations, who are inclined to perpetrate human rights abuses to quiet dissenting voices and were previously restrained by positive influence from Washington, now feel free to emulate or exceed the abuses approved by American leaders.”


Jimmy Carter, Beyond the White House: Waging Peace, Fighting Disease, Building Hope
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Beyond the White House: Waging Peace, Fighting Disease, Building Hope Beyond the White House: Waging Peace, Fighting Disease, Building Hope by Jimmy Carter
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