The Rosett Report

No, It's Not a Science Fiction Movie About an Evil Galaxy Far Far Away...

It’s the UN Human Rights Council, as captured in the latest video from the watchdog group, UN Watch, and starring some of the worst abusers: Sudan, Zimbabwe, Belarus, Cuba, Iran, North Korea… In the lavish setting of the UN’s Geneva headquarters, paid for chiefly by the democracies of the world, their delegates come and tell mind-bending lies, which then shape policy at the UN’s leading body for “human rights.” Five minutes, important to see, because, as the UN tells us on its web site, “Its Your World.”

Recall that last year, while still serving as U.S. Ambassador to the UN, John Bolton saw this coming, and declined to dignify this crew with U.S. membership on the new Council. Former Secretary-General Kofi Annan, on the other hand, published an Op-ed in The Wall Street Journal, headlined “Wise Council,” and hailed its creation as “historic,” in a press statement assuring us that it would “help improve the lives of millions of people worldwide.” So…who was right?