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Sunday, November 07, 2010

And again: Obama embarrasses America

While President Arrogant was winging his way to India on Friday with a staff of 3,000, three top State Department officials were being shellacked by such 'human rights' notables as Cuba, Iran, Libya and North Korea, all of whom lined up over night (I kid you not) for the opportunity to buy World Series tickets to embarrass the United States.
But in the three-hour inquisition which took place this morning, Michael Posner, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor responded with “thanks to very many of the delegations for thoughtful comments and suggestions” shortly after Cuba said the U.S. blockade of Cuba was a “crime of genocide,” Iran “condemned and expressed its deep concern over the situation of human rights” in the United States, and North Korea said it was “concerned by systematic widespread violations committed by the United States at home and abroad.”

According to the Council’s procedure, all U.N. members are given carte blanche to comment and make recommendations to the state in the docket. But since only three hours are allotted per state, the practice has emerged of allowing approximately only the first sixty to speak.

This morning fifty-six countries lined-up for the opportunity to have at the U.S. representatives, many standing in line overnight a day ago in order to be near the top of the list. Making it to the head of the line were Cuba, Venezuela, Russia, Iran, Nicaragua, Bolivia, and North Korea.

Recommendations to improve the U.S. human rights record included Cuba’s advice to end “violations against migrants and mentally ill persons” and “ensure the right to food and health.”

Iran – currently poised to stone an Iranian woman for adultery – told the U.S. “effectively to combat violence against women.”

North Korea – which systematically starves a captive population – told the U.S. “to address inequalities in housing, employment and education” and “prohibit brutality…by law enforcement officials.”

Libya complained about U.S. “racism, racial discrimination and intolerance.”

In response to the many Guantanamo-related criticisms, the State Department’s top legal adviser, Harold Koh, blamed the failure to close the facility on others: “President Obama cannot close Guantanamo alone. That also involves our allies, the courts, and our Congress.”

The U.S. delegation was at pains to impress the international crowd. Esther Brimmer, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of International Organizations, told the assembled: “it is an honor to be in this chamber.”
I'm still an American citizen. Excuse me while I puke. The US has until Tuesday to accept or reject the 'recommendations.' The criticisms and the US response will be part of a document that will be distributed worldwide, and will undoubtedly be authoritatively cited in all UN bodies.

Someone in the Republican party ought to get video of this for use in the 2012 Presidential campaign. Remember which moron decided that the US should join the 'human rights council' (they don't even deserve capital letters anymore) in the first place.

Read the whole thing.

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7 Comments:

At 1:08 AM, Blogger Sparky the Wonder Dog said...

So, the response to the assault on American integrity led by the international dribble cup set is thank you very much sweet sirs, try to understand the President isn't to blame, it's the rest of America!

Like "Professor" Harold Hill in the Music Man, our President is a blue-sky big-picture thinker. World peace parades set out across the highways and byways of the international community, trumpets and piccolos a blarin" without undue paying attention to the precise notes.

What could go wrong indeed.......

 
At 1:52 AM, Blogger Juniper in the Desert said...

This situation is totally unprecedented in human history.Yet the silence is deathly.

 
At 3:56 AM, Blogger bacci40 said...

carl,

i know you hate the man, but while this was going on, he was busy signing a trade agreement with india

who cares what happens in the un...its a joke

hey, when are the leaders of israel gonna grow a set and travel to england and dare them to serve an arrest warrant...talk about embarrassing

 
At 6:27 AM, Blogger Jewish Israel said...

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At 6:30 AM, Blogger NormanF said...

All the more reason for US voters to throw Obama out of office.

This is just ridiculous!

 
At 8:58 AM, Blogger Noah Becker said...

The U.N. is a joke but they still get my tax monies. We should cut them off. This criticism sounds does like deflection of these countries own human rights abuses and only further discredits the institution. Why we give them an audience is beyond me. This sounds like a foreign policy failure on an unbelievable scale. So what he signed a trade agreement.
This is more proof that we need to divest from the Human Rights Council and tell the UN to reform or find another place other than NYC to call home.

 
At 5:16 PM, Blogger david7134 said...

I hate to say this, but some the these guys may be right. Lately I have sat down and taken a long, critical look at the US.

We are really not free. We really do have many issues of attacks by our government on our freedom. The health care law is only one aspect. Here in Louisiana, our state has taken to reviewing all prescription medications for patients and deciding if they are necessary. Like people with chronic pain receiving narcotics. They threaten the doctors with prison and loss of license and the same for the patients. These are law abiding people who only want pain relief. Doctors are so scared that they don't even protest, feeling that someone may target them. As an example of how this affects practice, my wife had big time surgery, she was sent home with 12 pain pills. The doctor was scared of the state and stated so.

This is only one aspect. I could go on about multiple instances of government control. It is not just the Democrats either, much of this is secondary to the Christians.

 

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