Revolt at the U.N.
Thanks in part to the inattention of the Bush administration, the United States lost its seat on the United Nations Human Rights Commission this week for the first time since the panel was established in 1947. ...
President Bush and Secretary of State Colin Powell must be mindful of the erosion of international respect for the United States, even among some of its European allies. Not all the foreign complaints are justified. Washington has long been the commission's fiercest defender of Israel and the author of the most aggressive resolutions condemning nations such as China and Cuba. Those policies are entirely appropriate.
[Full text: http://www.nytimes.com/2001/05/05/opinion/05SAT1.html?pagewanted=print]
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