The United States will seek election to the U.N. Human Rights Council this year, the State Department said Tuesday, announcing the Obama administration’s latest reversal of former President George W. Bush’s foreign policies.
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice said in a statement that the administration will join the council to help make it more effective as part of President Barack Obama’s desire to create a “new era of engagement” with the international community.
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…The ranking Republican on Berman’s committee, Florida Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, urged the administration to reconsider, maintaining that just last week the council had adopted anti-Israel resolutions in “yet another appalling display of anti-freedom, antidemocratic, anti-Israel bias.”
The sham rights group includes member states Saudia Arabia, China, Cuba, Russia, and Pakistan.
Once again, it is the people persecuted by these regimes who will suffer because of the decisions made by our uncaring Democratic politicians.