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Saturday, March 5, 2011

Human Rights Watch Blew It in Libya

So claims Michael Weiss in THE WEEKLY STANDARD : 

" Where governments and statesmen can afford to be cynical about trade relations and security agreements with rogue regimes, human rights groups are supposed to operate at a higher level – the ultimate goal being for those regimes to alter their behavior. When NGOs traffic in realpolitik, it has a more scandalizing impact. Nothing better showcases this phenomenon than Human Rights Watch’s kid-gloved and self-interested approach to Libya in the past several years."
 
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