The Bush administration refused to be part of the United Nations’ human rights commission because it was a joke. Members include China, Cuba, Libya, Iran and Saudi Arabia.
The Obama administration insisted that it could be a force for good.
The U.S. delegation earlier this year submitted its report on human rights in the U.S. to the commission earlier this year – and the report (from a government whose head of state is a black man) sounded like the standard grievance list published in any university’s ethnic and gender studies department.
Today we learn that the U.N. has chosen a member country to come up with ways the U.S. can improve its human rights record: Cameroon.
The same country ranked as “not free” by Freedom House.
That’s like Larry Flynt lecturing Billy Graham on Christian virtue.