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President Obama's Conflicted, Indefensible Position On Human Rights

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The President:


The Interviewer: in your mind is there any difference between the safety and security of the people of the four countries that I have just identified and, say, the people of Israel or America? Should people of all countries be given the same protection from the missile attacks of which you spoke?

The President:


Interviewer: well then, why does it seem to be o.k. for the citizens of those four countries to be subjected to missile attacks launched by U.S. drones while you have stated that those same kinds of attacks must not be tolerated by the people of Israel? Is there some kind of a double standard in play here in which there are different rules for different countries?


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Interviewer: you have stated that, "There are no words that excuse the killing of innocents." What exactly do you mean by that? Are you talking about innocents of every country in the world or only those innocents who were killed in the attacks on the U.S. embassy in Libya and the people of Israel who have been attacked by Hamas rockets? Again, is there some kind of double standard at work here?


The President:


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Interviewer: in conclusion, based upon these questions and your answers how can you possibly accept, condone and justify the continuing drone attacks on the aforementioned four countries and the deaths of innocent civilians? Secondly if "Israel has every right to defend itself from Gaza missile attacks" then please explain to the American people why the people of Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia do not have the very same rights under international law and the UN Charter?

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