Военные трибуналы Буша

Великобритания остается самым верным союзником Соединенных Штатов в вопросах, связанных с войной в Ираке, и премьер - министр Тони Блэр несмотря ни на что продолжает поддерживать Америку. Однако между его правительством и администрацией американского президента существуют серьезные разногласия. Распоряжение президента Буша о включении двух британцев в число первых шести из 680 содержащихся на американской военной базе в бухте Гуантанамо (Куба) заключенных, которые должны предстать перед военным судом, получило осуждение во всем политическом спектре Великобритании.

Британцы не единственные, кто осудил действия американской администрации. Во всем мире содержание заключенных на базе в Гуантанамо и военные трибуналы президента Буша стали символами готовности Америки закрыть глаза на нарушения прав человека во имя борьбы с терроризмом. Действительно, в некоторых странах, ранее подвергавшихся критике со стороны США в области прав человека, чувствуется некоторое удовлетворение происходящим, поскольку сегодня это дает им возможность предъявить аналогичные претензии Соединенным Штатам.

Независимо от того, вызвано ли осуждение содержания заключенных на базе в Гуантанамо и военных трибуналов искренним беспокойством о соблюдении прав человека или же желанием лишний раз указать на лицемерие американцев, результат будет один. Поскольку Соединенные Штаты относятся к числу рьяных поборников прав человека во всем мире, проявление неуважения к этим правам со стороны американцев приобретает дополнительное значение, способствуя росту волны антиамериканизма во всем мире.

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