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Tuesday, May 09, 2006


In your face, John Bolton

This just in: "China, Cuba, Saudi Arabia elected to new UN human rights council." The best part was something we already knew: "The United States opted not to seek council membership immediately, saying there were other good candidates from its region and as a result, it might not have been elected." Yeah, right. "Voting for the seats was held by secret ballot among the 191-member General Assembly. Countries needed at least 96 votes to win a slot." Think the U.S. felt confident in getting 96 votes in a secret ballot in the General Assembly? I sure don't, and I think it's fair to say, given that ridiculous excuse, they didn't either. They have trouble winning open, bought and bullied ballots in the Security Council; their chances of winning a secret ballot in the General Assembly, especially on the subject of human rights, were slim indeed. And they damn well knew it.

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