Tuesday, September 25, 2007

UN Human Rights

I'm not the biggest fan of George Bush. In fact, I, like most Americans, think he's somewhat of an idiot. However, he makes me laugh beyond belief. When I see him standing in front of the TV, he simply makes me giggle.

I don't agree with most of his policies. I don't agree with his conservative ideology. There is one thing I agree with him, and that's his continued support for Israel (obviously).

It feels good to finally hear him speak and be proud of the words that come out of his mouth. Here is Bush's statements regarding the UN Human Rights group:

US President George W. Bush blasted the United Nations Human Rights Council for singling out Israel while ignoring major human rights violators in his speech at the opening of the UN General Assembly Tuesday morning.

US President Bush addresses the 62nd session of the United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters.

Bush said that in order for the UN to be credible in standing up for human rights, "the UN must reform its own human rights council."

He called the UN "silent on repression" in places like Caracas and Teheran while it focuses its criticism "excessively on Israel."

Elsewhere he criticized "brutal regimes" including that in Iran, but otherwise avoided addressing the Islamic power, though the US is leading an international campaign to keep it from acquiring nuclear weapons.

Bush said, "Every civilized nation has a responsibility to stand up for the people suffering under dictatorship.

"In Belarus, North Korea, Syria and Iran, brutal regimes deny their people the fundamental rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of the United Nations," he said.

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