Former Secretary of State James Baker was asked by CNN’s John King if (Let me write this deceptively phrased question verbatim)
“Is there a moral equivalency between the United States and Vladimir Putin?”
Now all of this went on after Baker made his pitch for carbon taxes
. Something that if you dig deep enough you’ll get pissed off about. But that is another story
Anyway he seemed to know exactly what crispy cut King meant and said with conviction; “No. There is NO moral equivalency. Absolutely not. “
Here are his 3 examples of proof.
2- We have a solidly functioning democracy
3- We have respect for human rights (and things like that)
While he was saying it I am reminded just how either uninformed, in denial and outright deceptive these so called historically racist world leaders in the US are.
Certainly he obviously missed it when 117 nations of the UN Human Rights Council blasted the US
over its epidemic of police brutality, institutional racism, extrajudicial killings, and outright apathetic neglect.
He most definitely has never heard solitary confinement in a US prison is an unconstitutional practice of torture
upon US citizens including children as defined by our own treaties. And I will bet dollars to donuts he doesn’t give a rats ass about the youth detention facilities run by a private prison where Federal Judge Carlton Reeves wrote
that the prison;
“has allowed a cesspool of unconstitutional and inhuman acts and conditions to germinate, the sum of which places the offenders at substantial ongoing risk.”
A report by the Justice Department described it as
“systemic, egregious and dangerous practices”
He must not be aware of many things and because he is not aware he is incapable and unsuitable to speak with any authority whatsoever for the US population.
At least Trump had the balls to admit the truth. Saying
“We have a lot of killers, got a lot of killers. What, you think our country is so innocent?”
Yes you do. James Baker
is one of them. The absolute ignorance is killing us.