For some reason, the United States -- land of the free, home of the brave -- opposes the establishment of a U.N. Human Rights Council.
The United States has become increasingly isolated in its opposition to the proposed U.N. Human Rights Council, with close European allies and Japan joining other countries, human rights groups a dozen Nobel Peace Prize winners in backing the new body.Try to play nice with the other boys and girls, ok, honey?
U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan told reporters Thursday he was "chagrined about the U.S. position" and didn't know how the issue would be resolved. But he expressed hope that the United States "will find some way of associating itself with the other member states."
But the United States announced Monday that it would vote against the council unless the draft was renegotiated to correct what it views as serious deficiencies, especially the chance that human rights abusers could become members.How does that old Groucho Marx quote go? "I won't belong to any organization that would have me as a member."
What's so great about human rights anyway?