Friday, November 05, 2010

Obama Administration to submit to the United Nations

According to the Washington Times, the United States is submitting its human rights record to the scrutiny of other nations, both allies and adversaries, for the first time, as the Obama administration opens itself up to a committee shunned by his predecessor.

The three-hour U.N. review Friday will have more than a few uncomfortable moments for the high-level U.S. delegation, which is sure to face questions over the use of torture in the war on terror, not dismantling the prison at Guantanamo Bay, the death penalty, immigration policy, the treatment of racial minorities and questions of religious freedom.

The Bush administration shunned the U.N. Human Rights Council, which runs the so-called Universal Public Reviews, because of the participation of repressive states and its constant criticism of Israel.

Jamil Dakwar, director of the ACLU human rights program, said it is important that the United States matches its rhetoric with concrete domestic policies and actions.

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2 Comments:

Blogger VSO said...

How much money do these A-holes give to Africa, Hati and the rest of the world? They would dare criticize us? On our own turf?

2:45 PM  
Blogger ignorant redneck said...

The UN has a zero success rate. It was almost successful in Korea 50-53.

We should withdraw from the UN--and expel it from our soil. If we tore down that building, the spot could be used to provide more needed green space in NYC. Or even a trash dump would be more useful.

3:53 PM  

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