Posted by aogTuesday, 11 May 2004 at 17:05 TrackBack Ping URL

While “tu quoque” is not a defense for the abuses at Abu Ghraib, it is a reasonable point to bring up with regard to the claims of “loss of credibility” by the USA. It is a reasonable question to ask why, for instance, Kofi Annan still has “credibility” despite UNSCAM or the various sex slave rings run by UN personel or employing accused torturers. Somehow this never costs the UN credibility - it continues to be considered by world opinion to be at a higher moral level than the USA, which at least considers the actions of the guards at Abu Ghraib worth investigating and punishing as opposed to doing everything possible to prevent justice from being done. I’d be interested in hearing any of the chatterati who lament the “loss of credibility” to explain why this only happens for the USA.