CNN has published an article entitled "Carter says U.S. tortures prisoners". Here's how it gets started:
Carter is respected around the world. He is an honest man of great integrity no matter how the Republicans will try to smear him. I hope he will be listened to.
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The United States tortures prisoners in violation of international law, former President Carter said Wednesday.
"I don't think it. I know it," Carter told CNN's Wolf Blitzer.
"Our country for the first time in my life time has abandoned the basic principle of human rights," Carter said. "We've said that the Geneva Conventions do not apply to those people in Abu Ghraib prison and Guantanamo, and we've said we can torture prisoners and deprive them of an accusation of a crime to which they are accused."
Carter also said President Bush creates his own definition of human rights.