Tuesday, 18 May 2010

America's Silence Speaks Volumes

With hardly a whisper of protest by the United States, the UN General Assembly yesterday bestowed a seat in the world body's Human Rights Council to Moammar Khadafy's Libya.Which is worse? That the vote was a landslide for Libyan membership? Or that America failed to raise a voice in condemnation? We'll pick silence by the U.S. because it showed a disturbingly tolerant attitude by the globe's primary hope for moral leadership.The assembly gave 155 of 188 ballots to a country where speaking your mind can be a capital offense, while also electing other tyrannies - Angola, Qatar, Mauritania and Malaysia - by even larger margins.U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice lamely sighed that the Human Rights Council "remains flawed," and she declined to say whether she had voted against Libya.

All that is necessary for evil to triumph...