“Valuing human rights also means applying the same standards to our friends and our enemies,” Omar writes.
She goes on to state that “peace and respect for human rights” are “universal values” and that we should “apply these universal values to all nations. Only then will our world achieve peace.”
The echoes are unmistakable.
In January 2005, Bush said, “America’s belief in human dignity will guide our policies, yet rights must be more than the grudging concessions of dictators; they are secured by free dissent and the participation of the governed. In the long run, there is no justice without freedom, and there can be no human rights without human liberty.”