Friday, October 27, 2006

Unintended Consequences?

Or just monumental stupidity?
"Washington's new law allowing tough interrogation techniques and military trials for terrorism suspects risks setting a dangerous standard for other countries to follow, a United Nations rights expert said on Friday.

Martin Scheinin, the U.N. special rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism, said he was concerned about the impact the U.S. Military Commissions Act would have abroad.

"Some governments may view certain aspects of this legislation as an example that could be followed in their national counter-terrorism legislation," the Finnish jurist said in a statement released in Geneva."

I go with monumental stupidity.

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