"How did it come to pass that an opposition's measure of a president's foreign policy was all or nothing, success or "failure"? The answer is that the political absolutism now normal in Washington arrived at the moment--Nov. 7, 2000--that our politics subordinated even a war against terror to seizing the office of the presidency." - Daniel Henninger - WSJ 11/18/05
"the slovenliness of our language makes it easier for us to have foolish thoughts." - George Orwell

Friday, March 31, 2006

Window on The Week on National Review Online UN Human Rights Council

Window on The Week on National Review Online#6#6#6: "The creation of the new U.N. Human Rights Council has been a story of high ideals laid low. This body, nominally devoted to defending the oppressed, will not even bar states under U.N. sanctions for human-rights abuses from membership. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist has sent President Bush a letter encouraging his administration not to back the new council. "The United States' vote in opposition to this new Council was principled and correct," Frist writes. "However, I am very concerned that your Administration may now provide financial support to this discredited Council, and may even seek a seat on this body. . . . Instead, I would urge you to consider organizing a council of democracies outside the United Nations system that could meet regularly to monitor, examine, and expose human rights abuses around the globe." We couldn't have put it better ourselves."

This, I guess is reform in the "multi-lateral" mind of the U.N. Other reform does not bode well, but are we surprised? What's up with Oil for Food?

It isn't only in the U.S. that many think this is ridiculous.


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