Rosa Brooks of the Los Angeles Times complains that the US Human Rights report doesn't focus on American violations!
ON TUESDAY - to ritualized hoots of derision from around the globe - the U.S. Department of State released its 2006 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices. The annual reports detail "the status of internationally recognized human rights" in virtually every country in the world - except, of course, the U.S. itself.
I hate to be the one to break this news to her, but the whole reason that the report exists: to guide foreign aid decisions. Besides, who needs the US government to issue such reports, when the New York Times and Rosa Brooks are on the job?