Tuesday, January 25, 2011

GOP Obstructs UNHRC

House Republicans have found a great place to cut funding to save money: The United Nations 'Human Rights Council'.

Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.), chairwoman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, told The Hill that oversight would be a key function of the panel, particularly funding to the U.N. Human Rights Council (HRC) that is "a waste of taxpayer dollars."

"I'd like to make sure that we once and for all kill all U.S. funding for that beast," she said last month. "Because I don't think that it advances U.S. interests, I don't think that that's a pro-democracy group, it's a rogue's gallery, pariah states, they belong there because they don't want to be sanctioned."

Supporters of continued U.S. support of and participation on the HRC say that it's essential that Washington have leverage on the panel, renowned for including countries that have their own records of human-rights violations.

They're going to cut a lot more at the UN too. Read the whole thing.

Labels: Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, United Nations Human Rights Council

posted by Carl in Jerusalem @ 3:36 PM

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At 8:32 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

I'd like to see her do more and have the Eurotrash, Arabs and the Third World pick up the funding for the UN.

America won't miss that politically correct hatefest and few in America can think of one good reason why American taxpayers should continue to foot the bill for it.

Name: Carl in Jerusalem
Location: Jerusalem, Israel

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