HUMILIATING TO WHOM? Saw this in an AP article about the U.S. regaining our Human Rights Seat at the the U.N..
The United States suffered a humiliating defeat last May when it lost the seat it had held since the commission was established in 1947. The ouster exacerbated U.S.-U.N. relations, caused an outcry in Washington and led to intensive behind-the-scenes lobbying by the Bush administration to get back on the panel.
That wasn’t humiliating to the U.S. (And I suspect more and more Americans are beginning to realize what a joke the U.N. has become), it was humiliating to the United Nations, who took us off for nations that think human rights is a contradiction in terms.