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Vol 49 No 20

Published 3rd October 2008

Alarmed allies

The United States government's facility for ignoring the crimes of its allies in the 'Global War on Terror' is again being challenged, this time from the inside. On 22 September, Senator Russell D. Feingold (Democrat, Wisconsin), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee's Subcommittee on African Affairs, wrote to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice arguing that 'military assistance to some African nations could undermine long-term stability by associating the United States with forces engaged in political repression or other gross violations of human rights.'

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