October 11, 2004


Shameful Games at the U.N. (Newt Gingrich, October 11, 2004, LA Times)

For more than six months, U.N. observers, delegations from the House and Senate and aid workers from organizations such as Amnesty International and Doctors Without Borders have witnessed and spoken out against what the State Department has correctly called the genocide that is being committed in Darfur by the janjaweed militias. Despite its repeated denials, it is clear that the government of Sudan is funding these attacks.

Yet in the face of all the evidence, incredibly, Sudan continues to hold a seat on the U.N. Commission on Human Rights. How can that be? How, if that is the case, can the commission have any moral standing whatsoever? How can it affect change or protect human rights?

It seems plain and obvious that Sudan must be stripped of its seat and that it cannot possibly sit in judgment of the human rights records of other countries. Yet under U.N. rules, that's exactly how the Commission on Human Rights operates.

All you really need to know about them is that the Left frets that the Iraq War did not have the moral legitimacy that a UN resolution would have conveyed.

Posted by Orrin Judd at October 11, 2004 11:31 AM

I try to avoid using the words "moral legitimacy" and. "UN" in the same sentence.

Posted by: Noel at October 11, 2004 12:08 PM
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