At Africa summit, Obama admits U.S. human rights abuses

Partial transcript of President Obama's remarks at the August 6 press conference following the US-Africa Leaders Summit conference held at the White House August 4-6: 
 
"As is true on a whole range of issues — and I’ve said this in the past — many times we will work with countries even though they’re not perfect on every issue.  
 
And we find that in some cases engaging a country that generally is a good partner but is not performing optimally when it comes to all of the various categories of human rights, that we can be effective by working with them on certain areas, and criticizing them and trying to elicit improvements in other areas. 
 
And even among countries that generally have strong human rights records, there are areas where there are problems.  That’s true of the United States, by the way." 
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