May 7, 2009

U.S. Seeks to Join Despots Club

Claudia Rosett, Forbes

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Saudi Arabia, Cuba, China, Russia, Cameroon, Djibouti. What do these countries all have in common?

Yes, they are all systematic violators of human rights. Some of them, such as China, Cuba and Saudi Arabia, rank among the world's worst.

And yes, as the morally blind, collectivist perversions of the United Nations so richly allow, they are all candidates either for election or re-election to the 18 seats opening up this year on the U.N. Human Rights Council.

Such is the crowd the U.S. now seeks not to beat, but to join, in pursuing a seat for itself among the total of 47 slots on the Human Rights Council. The Obama administration has already entered the U.S. into the running for one of the three-year seats. The final step is a vote scheduled for May 12 in the U.N....

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