The New York Times shows unusual support for U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton.... Somebody check the sky.... quick!! Is it falling?
But, we won't look a gift-horse in the mouth here, because this time they happen to be right. PelicanPost has already posted on this topic and linked to a column revealing the shameful conniving by U.N. Sec. General Kofi Annan to re-align the U.N. Human Rights Commission to further weaken the power of the U.S. and its allies and further strengthen member nations from Africa, the Middle East, Eastern Europe and Asia. Nothing new there....!
So, we recommend that you read on below or here. And we refer you to PelicanPost's posting on Feb. 22, 2006, "Kofi Annan & some U.N. member nations are surrepticiously pushing for a new world order... beginning with "reform" of the U.N. Human Rights Commission."
"N.Y. Times Praises Bolton's U.N. Human Rights Stand"
The New York Times has never been a big fan of John Bolton, but the Gray Lady has come out in support of his efforts to shake up the ineffectual U.N. Human Rights Commission.
"When it comes to reforming the disgraceful United Nations Human Rights Commission, America’s ambassador, John Bolton, is right,” the Times declares in an editorial.
"Secretary General Kofi Annan is wrong, and leading international human rights groups have unwisely put their preference for multilateral consensus ahead of their duty to fight for the strongest possible human rights protection.”
Some of the world’s worst violators of basic human rights have won seats on the Commission and used their position to shield themselves from official criticism. Current members include Sudan, which is carrying out genocide, and Nepal, whose monarch has suspended basic liberties.
Last March Annan proposed that the body be replaced by a new Human Rights Council that would be far more selective in appointing its members. But the draft for the Council has been greatly watered down, and members "will still be nominated by regional blocs without regard to human rights performance,” the Times reports.
Bolton has come out against this "pathetic draft” and called for a better charter for the Council.
The Times editorial opines: "We hope that his refusal to go along with this shameful charade can produce something better.”