Obama Administration Takes the U.S. one Step out of a State of Hypocricy .. We’re Joining the U.N. Human Rights Council
Reversing the Bush administration policy of minimizing human rights while tooting human rights, the Obama administration is reportedly joining the U.N. Human Rights Council and the world is happy:
“This is a welcome step that gives the United States and other defenders of human rights a fighting chance to make the institution more effective,” said a human rights advocate familiar with the decision. “I think everybody is just desperate to have the United States and Barack Obama run for the human rights council, and countries are willing to bend over backward to make that happen.” source
New Zealand has offered to step aside so that the U.S. can run uncontested for one of the three seats available on the 47 member council.