Friday, April 18, 2008

Pope: Human Rights Better Than War On Terror

"The promotion of human rights remains the most effective strategy for eliminating inequalities between countries and social groups, and for increasing security," Pope Benedict XVI told the U.N. General Assembly.

“Indeed, the victims of hardship and despair, whose human dignity is violated with impunity, become easy prey to the call to violence, and they can then become violators of peace,” he continued.

Maybe he never had a chance to meet Dick Cheney when he visited the White House.... for he would surely had set his holiness straight, explaining how such loose talk about human rights and dignity could distract us from the war on terror. After all, the way the Pope went on about absolute values, one might think the U.S. would have to shut down Guantanamo Bay.

Hans Sandberg

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