Well, this was a move that was a long time coming.
Perhaps irritated beyond repair over the hypocrisy made manifest by the UN Human Rights Council after the organization’s chairman had the audacity to criticize the U.S. for the situation at the border, UN Ambassador Nikki Haley and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Tuesday that the U.S. would no longer be a part of this wretched hive of scum and villainy.
Whatever the Human Rights Council is good for – and, as far as we can see, their only purpose is to cover up for Islamic theocracies while condemning Israel time after time – they can be just as good without the United States lending it credibility.
In a statement withdrawal, Haley was unforgiving in her critique of the Council, calling it a “protector of human rights abusers and a cesspool of political bias.” She said it was absurd and sick for the U.S. to be a part of the same country – Congo – where mass graves are being discovered as we speak.
“I want to make it crystal clear that this step is not a retreat from our human rights commitments,” Haley said. “On the contrary, we take this step because our commitment does not allow us to remain a part of a hypocritical and self-serving organization that makes a mockery of human rights.”
But that didn’t stop the Washington Post from reporting it like this:
The decision to leave the 47-nation body was more definitive than the lesser option of staying on as a nonvoting observer. It represents another retreat by the Trump administration from international groups and agreements whose policies it deems out of sync with American interests on trade, defense, climate change and, now, human rights. And it leaves the council without the United States playing a key role in promoting human rights around the world.
WaPo also included this blissfully stupid quote from New York Democrat Eliot Engel: “By withdrawing from the council, we lose our leverage and allow the council’s bad actors to follow their worst impulses unchecked – including running roughshod over Israel.”
That would be a most unfortunate outcome…if the council had any authority to actually do anything at all. They’ve been condemning Israel for the last decade at every single meeting of the council; it hasn’t meant a thing. As for the council’s precious role in promoting human rights in general, please tell us what they’ve actually accomplished? This is a theater of the absurd, and the U.S. is right to disavow it entirely.