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History shows us that US has no moral authority to judge any other nation ... including North Korea

letter of the day: double standards

WHILE the United States has Guantanamo, the US has no moral authority to judge any other nation.

Some detainees have been at Guantanamo since the day it opened in 2002 and still have not received a fair trial.

While the United States has the highest incarceration rate in the world, with 2.3 million inmates, the US has no right to judge any other nation.

Some 3.8 million died in the Vietnam War - most deaths caused by the US military. Approximately 7,662,000 tons of explosives were dropped on Indochina. The US Air Force sprayed Agent Orange over 4.5 million acres of Vietnamese land. Since the Vietnam War, half-a-million children have been born with serious birth defects due to the long-term effects of Agent Orange, and Vietnamese babies are still being born today with gross abnormalities.

Due to the legacy of the Vietnam War, the US has no moral authority to judge any other nation in the world. The reality of North Korea is for North Koreans to deal with. No Korean, north or south of the 38th parallel, wants to see Korean civilians being murdered by US bombs.

As with the terrorist state we call the United States of America, it is the responsibility of US citizens to bring about a more progressive and peace-loving USA. It isn't for any other nation to think it has the right to create regime change in the USA by bombing it into oblivion - and that's even with the legacy of Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and Syria.


Hillsborough, Co Down

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