Considering what a new report from Amnesty International has just revealed, one might say that Hillary Clinton and her family charity appear to be reaching toward a breathtaking new height of hypocrisy.
It wasn’t that long ago that the former secretary of state spoke out strongly, decisively, unequivocally against the use of torture by any government. Accepting an award from the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights in December of last year, Mrs. Clinton declared, as ABC News reported: “Today we can say again in a loud and clear voice, the United States should never condone or practice torture anywhere in the world.”
However, what Hillary says, and what her Clinton Foundation does, are clearly not in sync. Writing for the Washington Free Beacon, Andrew Stiles reports that a major donor to the Clinton Foundation “regularly arrests dissidents and brutally tortures them.” That’s the startling conclusion of a new report from Amnesty International about the routine human rights abuses by the government of Morocco.
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Amnesty International secretary general Salil Shetty blasted the Moroccan government in a statement, saying: “Morocco’s leaders portray the image of a liberal, human-rights-friendly country. But as long as the threat of torture hangs over detention and dissent that image will just be a mirage.”
Only last week, as The Washington Post reported, Bill Clinton hosted a lavish event for well-heeled world leaders in Morocco. Operating under the banner of the Clinton Global Initiative, the glitzy gathering brought together “foreign oligarchs and corporate titans,” some of whom have been associated with questionable human rights practices — and many of whom have been donors to Hillary’s presidential campaign.
As the Post observed, “For the week’s biggest party, guests were chauffeured across the city to an opulent 56-room palace that boasts a private collection of Arabian horses, overlooks the snow-capped Atlas Mountains and serves a fine-dining menu of ‘biolight’ cuisine.”
So cash flows into the Clinton Foundation from a country accused of repeatedly subjecting dissidents to torture practices including what sounds much like the CIA water-boarding that Hillary Clinton condemned — the Amnesty International report refers to the Moroccan version as “simulated drowning.” And even though Hillary Clinton, in accepting the “Human Rights” award in 2014, proclaimed that “the United States should never condone torture,” it is apparently okay for the Democrat presidential contender to accept large sums of money from a country that practices it.
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