by Chris Wysocki | November 7, 2010 1:32 pm
While we were pre-occupied with the business of electing grownups to Congress President Training Pants moved his World Apology Tour into high gear. No, I’m not talking about India on $200 million dollars (or less) a day. That’s par for the course.
This week in Geneva for the first time in history three high-ranking members of the State Department appeared before the U.N. Human Rights Council to be questioned about America’s human rights record by the likes of Cuba, Iran, and North Korea. Isn’t that special?
The move represents a striking departure from prior American foreign policy, which has been to ratify selected human rights treaties after due consideration and submit American policy-makers to recommendations based on well-conceived standards accepted by 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.”
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.”
Barry’s ambassadors of appeasement blamed who else! George Bush (and his evil Republican henchmen):
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.”
Why does the name Harold Koh ring a bell? Oh yeah, he’s Captain Sharia!
[Koh] sees no “reason why sharia law would not be applied to govern a case in the United States.” On top of that, [Koh] believes that “America’s focus on the War on Terror [is] ‘obsessive.'”
Yes Mr. Koh, please excuse us for being obsessed with our own survival. No wonder Barry sent you to prostrate yourself before the Evil Dictators and Petty Tyrants Kangaroo Court. You’re incapable of defending our way of life; you’re their kind of guy!
The whole list of criticisms and recommendations, as well as the U.S. response, will be put together in a document distributed globally by the U.N. for the future edification of America-bashers around the world.
We have until Tuesday to provide our “response” to the allegations put forth by our enemies. Undoubtedly Barry will plead “Guilty as Charged!” because he’s already praised the exercise as a “justifiable and cathartic mea culpa on the world stage.”
Bully for him.
Me? I call it “treason”.
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