Saw this article today: U.S. tells Ottawa to ban ‘inhumane’ baby seal hunt.
Part of me says “Ok, that’s nice to be trying to use your influence for animal rights.”
The other part says “Excuse me? Talk to us about animal rights after you can claim any respect for human rights. After you stop killings tens of thousands of Middle Easterners per year. After you stop torturing them. After you stop denying people basic rights to attorneys and at a minimum the knowledge of what charges they face.”
Again, what’s hypocritical about this isn’t that it’s the wrong thing to do. It’s because the US has lost almost all credibility to “do good” throughout the world because of their recent abuses and foreign policy. Losing credibility or “goodwill” throughout the world is not considered a bad thing in neo-con planning, but this is just one small symptom of it.