Ed Driscoll

HUMILIATING TO WHOM? Saw this

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.