Thursday, March 16, 2006

Today's Cartoon: United Nations Creates New Human Rights Council

Despite strong US opposition, the UN overwhelmingly approved the creation of a new Human Rights Council, and United States is pissed.

How can I tell that they're upset about this? Because the American media has completely ignored the entire story, when you know they would have been all over it, had outcome been reversed.

So just how "overwhelming" was the approval? It passed by a vote of 170 to 4, with Israel, Palau and the Marshall Islands also in opposition.

The concern is that by creating a human rights council that can basically allow any country (with enough votes) to become a member, there's a risk that some of those members may not be best "qualified" for the job. However, this raises the question: Exactly which countries don't violate human rights, nowadays?

Kudos to Palau and the Marshall Islands. Let this be a lesson to the rest of the world. If you want to impress the United States; while not offending your citizens at the same time, this is probably the best (and safest) way to do it ;)

2 Comments:

Blogger RC said...

at least it was john bolton not michael bolton.

--rc of strangeculture.blogspot.com

1:05 AM  
Blogger Kevin said...

Actually it doesn't really matter, because I draw them both the EXACT same way :)

1:15 AM  

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