The State Department boasts that “The United States actively promotes freedom of religion as a fundamental human right and as a source of stability throughout the world.”
Fundamental, unless it’s unconvenient for other reasons. Then, well, it’s not so fundamental after all.
Hilary Clinton designated 8 countries as “Countries of Particular Concern”: Burma, China, Eritrea, Iran, North Korean, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Uzbekistan. Six came under sanctions. The easy pickings. Guess which two got a pass? Perhaps the ones we need for our Middle East wars? (Saudi Arabia and Uzbekistan.)
Notable by absence from this list are: Egypt, Iraq, Pakistan, Afghanistan. Wonder why they’re not there.
posted by Peter J. Leithart on Monday, November 28, 2011 at 3:39 pm
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