Theodore's World: UN Human Rights Council, Geneva, Switzerland

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November 24, 2010

UN Human Rights Council, Geneva, Switzerland

This clip above simply must be seen to be believed. The background: Thanks to the power of hopenchange, the United States ( OBAMA ) submitted its first-ever universal periodic review report before the UN's human rights council -- which counts China, Cuba, and Saudi Arabia among its members.

From the moment Barack Obama joined the United Nations Human Rights Council, observers knew an international humiliation was coming. Last Friday, the rogue nations of the world and the left-wing dregs of American society provided it before an international audience in Geneva. However, perhaps most disturbing, the team President Obama sent to "defend" the United States themselves accuse the United States of representing an "axis of disobedience" guilty of "illegal actions," while claiming the Khmer Rouge followed "a policy of restraint."

The result was the fiasco of America’s hearings before the UNHRC last week. But those hearings may have a more permanent impact on the United States government than a momentary humiliation.

The US was on the clock for three hours in Geneva, a period which included a listening session wherein delegations from other UN member nations were able to offer "advice" on how the United States might improve its internal human rights policies.

Dozens of delegations lined up -- some reportedly waiting overnight -- to be among the first to take cheap shots at Uncle Sam. The lowlights of the session are compiled below by Eye on the UN, and my goodness, are they ever low.

If you didn't know better, you might understandably mistake this video for a Saturday Night Live sketch spoofing the risible hypocrisy and general unseriousness of the United Nations.

Perhaps the only thing more revolting than the spectacle of one chronic human rights abuser after another scolding America for its supposed shortcomings was the passive response from the Obama administration's US delegation. State Department official Esther Brimmer pronounced herself "honored" to be a present at such an august gathering.

Asst. Secretary of State, Michael Posner (last heard from equating Arizona's immigration law with China's egregious human rights record) told the assembly how "proud" and "humbled" he was to be in attendance. Powerline laid into Posner for his singularly disgraceful performance:

Assistant Secretary of State Michael Posner made an appearance to play his designated role demeaning the United States on behalf of the Obama administration.

Posner replied "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."


Wild Thing's comment.......

I hate this, I hate that Obama did this and is doing this to our country. Damn him!

Posted by Wild Thing at November 24, 2010 05:47 AM


If we are such an evil country, perhaps we should shut our doors to immigration and cut off our flow of foreign aid.

Posted by: TomR,armed in Texas at November 24, 2010 10:24 AM

Tom, yes exactly, good point.

Posted by: Wild Thing at November 25, 2010 03:37 AM