Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Obama Administration Seeks Seat on UN Human Rights Council

I cannot say this particular development surprises me.

The only way this move works is if Obama appoints someone with the eloquence of the late Daniel Patrick Moynihan. Before he was elected Senator from New York he was our Ambassador to the UN who rebuked the General Assembly for its support of the odious Zionism is Racism resolution.

But this is the Obama Administration that won't use the phrase "war on terror."

This is the Obama Administration that won't refer to the people who want to kill us in cold blood as "enemy combatants."

This is the Obama Administration that thinks Iran will actually help us in Afghanistan.

If the U.S. gets a seat on the UN Human Rights Council (and I think there's every reason it will) the Obama Administration will not appoint someone with the principles of a Moynihan. After all, Moynihan paid his taxes.

No, Obama will appoint some mealy mouthed UN appartichik who values engagement over exposing injustice. In which case all the Obama Administration has done is legitimize the villification of Israel and entrench the anti-Semitism of a UN body that refuses to criticize any other member state for human rights violations.

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