Someone Take The Wheel
11.12.2003
  Why Hasn't Jimmy Been Canonized Yet?

Nov. 11, 2003 | ATLANTA (AP) -- Perceived human rights violations by the United States during the war on terrorism could allow dictators in other nations to justify their own abuses, former President Jimmy Carter said Tuesday.

Opening a conference of international human rights workers, the Nobel Peace Prize winner said an erosion of civil liberties in the U.S. has ``given a blank check to nations who are inclined to violate human rights already.''

He cited the indefinite detention of hundreds of terrorism suspects from Afghanistan at the U.S. Navy base in Guantanamo and a post-Sept. 11 roundup of roughly 1,200 U.S. immigrants _ many of whom were held for months without being formally charged with any crime.

``I say this because this is a violation of the basic character of my country and it's very disturbing to me,'' Carter said.

 
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Rip out the table
we need room to move
in a life unstable
you're so easily amused
anywhere you hang
yourself is home
throw in a tape, fix the tone

The windows are dirty let's hope it rains
add another newspaper
something to do with my change
I see we're fighting again
In some fucking land
throw in another tape man

Someone take the wheel
and I don't know where we're going
anybody say what you feel
everybody's sad, but nobody's showing

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