Sunday, September 18, 2005

Bush Slams UN for Choosing 'Abusers'

I have held this sentiment for at least a year now, affirmed by Jed Babbin’s Inside the Asylum, a book I highly recommend for those seeking to be involved within the field of international politics, so it did not come as a complete surprise to hear President Bush rip into the United Nations this past week for appointing Syria and Sudan to the international organization’s Human Rights Commission. In 2001, the United States was kicked off the commission and the country of Libya, who at that time had not surrendered its storage of weapons of mass destruction to the United States and Great Britain, was named as chair. What makes this even further infuriating is the list of abusive nations that remain on the commission to this day, including Communist China, Cuba, Zimbabwe, and Saudi Arabia.