April 29, 2005

Zimbabwe in the news again...

I wrote about Zimbabwe here a few days ago. Now it seems that they have been re-elected to the United Nations Human Rights Commission -- see this post from WILLisms:
Zimbabwe Re-Elected To U.N. Human Rights Commission.
The United States needs a forceful individual like John Bolton at the United Nations, now more than ever.

This week, Zimbabwe was re-elected to the United Nations Human Rights Commission:

The U.N. Economic and Social Council Wednesday elected 15 countries to the Human Rights Commission. Among the four chosen by the African group was Zimbabwe, whose leader Robert Mugabe is under U.S. and European sanctions.

The selection drew immediate objections from several countries, including the United States, Canada and Australia.
We recently profiled the egregious record of Robert Mugabe's Zimbabwe; Zimbabwe's re-election to the UN Human Rights Commission only adds to the already-ample body of evidence that the United Nations needs major reform, and it needs it A.S.A.P.
Will Franklin also links to a post at Publius Pundit regarding Condi Rice's speech at Community of Democracies meeting:
Publius Pundit notes that Secretary Rice is seeking the end of political tyranny worldwide at the Community of Democracies meeting in Chile:

"...tyranny is a crime of man, not a fact of nature. Our goal must always be the elimination of tyranny in our world."
So true -- that house needs to be cleaned and no one is making the first move... Posted by DaveH at April 29, 2005 10:35 PM