Wednesday, June 27, 2007

U.S. Congress vs. UN Human Rights Council

Well, I’ve certainly been one to criticize the UN Human Rights commission in the past, and their current manifestation of that group, the Human Rights Council.  It’s a shame really that something with the potential to do so much good ends up being as useless, and worse than useless: actually harmful.

Well, it seems that the US House is getting that idea through their skulls as well.  They are voting to move UN funding away from the UN Development Program (UNDP) and the Human Rights Council.

Now, this is just re-distributing the cash within the UN, of which benefit I remain skeptical.  However, it’s encouraging that many of our leaders in Washington are moving toward getting a spine where the UN is involved.  And although it was brought up by a Republican, it seem to have broad bi-partisan support.  So kudos to the Democrats here, it’s not often I have praise to offer to them.

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