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In 2008, 85 percent of U.S. households were food secure throughout the entire year, and 14.6 percent of households were food insecure at least some time during that year, up from 11.1 percent in 2007. This is the highest recorded prevalence rate of food insecurity since 1995 when the first national food security survey was conducted.
The pretty much conflicts with your account of our poor eating "tons of junk food" doesn't it?
Another important point, I think the US has lost the moral high ground to lecture ANYONE on human rights. We'd have to fully confront the issues of torture before we regained any credibility in that department. Then again, our concerns regarding human rights has always been, how should I say it, selective.