Cross-posted at the ACLU Blog of Rights.
Sixty years ago, the United States was one of 48 nations to sign the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Since then we’ve had an unimpeachable human rights record achieving all of the standards set forth in the declaration’s 30 articles.
Oh, wait — wiretapping, torture, illegal detention, a biased criminal justice system… OK, there’s still a few things to be done. Here’s a comic showing what America may have looked like if the Bush administration were as committed to the UDHR as they are to waterboarding alleged terrorists.