Countries Don't Have Morals, People Do
Diplomats have a very subtle way of communicating harsh messages.
For example, yesterday, former UN Human Rights Commissioner warned that
"the United States has lost its moral compass and fallen out of step with the rest of the world in the wake of September 11."But, countries don't have morals, only people do.
She added that she hoped it was a 'temporary loss of moral compass'."
And if only people have morals, the next question must be, 'Can people lose their morals once they have them?' I think not.
You either have morals, or you don't. It's like riding a bike.
Therefore, since democratic nations are run by people who are either morally upright or morally corrupt, what she's really saying is that the United States is run by a bunch of morally bankrupt individuals and she hopes that the American people get rid of them PRONTO before they cause even greater damage at home and around the world.