He’s managed to find what he calls “institutionalized racism” in many Western countries, including Japan, Canada, Denmark and Switzerland. Little doubt he’ll report finding it here as well. Meanwhile, Diene has said little about real human-rights abusers in dictatorial states ranging from Africa through the Middle East and on into the rest of Asia.
Diene’s report is certain to be a sad joke, not unlike his employer, the U.N. Human Rights Council. China, Russia, Cuba, Saudi Arabia and Egypt -- all human rights abusers to one extent or another -- are all proud members of the HRC. How nice for them to steal the spotlight away from their very real sins and train it on a trumped-up “report” decrying the U.S. as a human-rights ogre.
In the halls of the U.N., the United States is frequently portrayed as a bad global citizen. In the real world, nothing could be further from the truth. We provide some 22 percent of the funding for the U.N., money that is often then used to criticize us.
It’s time for the United Nations to turn its investigators loose on itself, to identify and eliminate the abuses that have come to define the world body. Hopefully they’ll do that soon -- and with some cameras that actually work.