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Friday, October 16, 1998

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  • Ramsey Clark On War Crimes, U.S. Policy

    He was U.S. Attorney General between 1967 and 1969 under president Lyndon Johnson, an administration that escalated the war in Vietnam, and that pursued FBI investigations of civil rights activists under the Counter Intelligence Program. Now Ramsey Clark is a fierce critic of U.S. foreign policy and domestic human rights practices, and claims that "the greatest human rights violator in the world is my own government." He condemns the use of economic sanctions against what the U.S. calls "pariah nations", as well as U.S. bombings of Iraq and the Sudan.