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rhino47 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 03:47 PM
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Why is the US so against the UN Human Rights Body ?
Edited on Fri Mar-10-06 04:04 PM by rhino47
I was looking through yahell news and this caught my eye.I have been taking a break from news lately.Is the bushites so against this because of obvious human rights violations?
That would be my guess.What is the bushit spin on this?

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060310/wl_nm/rights_un_cou...



UN talks on new UN rights body given one last week

By Irwin Arieff
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - General Assembly President Jan Eliasson gave U.N. members on Friday one last week to work out a deal for a new U.N. human rights body that is opposed by the United States but backed by human rights groups and the vast majority of U.N. members.
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Tierra_y_Libertad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 03:57 PM
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1. A rhetorical question? The answers are obvious.
From Abu-Ghraib, Guantanamo, mass killings in Iraq, the death penalty, the CIA thugs around the world, assasinations, "renditions", not to mention overstocked prisons right here, the USofA complaining about "Human Rights" abuses would be laughable if it weren't so tragic.

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rhino47 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 04:03 PM
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7. Their objections are pretty much an admission to guilt.
If you ask me that anyone fighting so hard against human rights is guilty of violating them.
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Sequoia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 04:26 PM
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13. Damn, you got Tom Paine....my favorite founding pa
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tocqueville Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 03:58 PM
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2. read the article : it's pure sabotage
if the text doesn't passes in consensus, it opens a pandora's box of amendments. This is its turn allows plenty of countries to "redefine" human rights, which fits the torture lawyers in Washington. The result will probably be a gloomier image of the US among many nations.
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stepnw1f Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 03:59 PM
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3. Because the Power Elite are NAZIS!!!!
They are sick evil human filth driven by greed and power to control all others. They are also stupid and arrogant for thinking they have a shot.
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Ufomammut Donating Member (576 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 04:00 PM
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4. Obvious answer
The US has been a major violator of human rights for decades, hence, not too keen on anyone keeping track. Ya know, "family values!" A good Christian country!
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rhino47 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 04:02 PM
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5. Hello Ufomammut Welcome to DU
:hi: :hi: :hi:
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Ufomammut Donating Member (576 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 04:05 PM
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8. Howdy do to you too
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 04:02 PM
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6. Ugh because America enjoys torturing people?
Edited on Fri Mar-10-06 04:02 PM by lonestarnot
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SongOfTheRayne Donating Member (248 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 04:10 PM
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9. I don't know why...
I don't see how anyone could bring themselves to do such things to another human being.

So, no, I don't know why.
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msgadget Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 04:14 PM
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10. I was browsing the internet yesterday and saw a quote from China
regarding the US criticizing it for human rights. They DELIGHT in holding this country in contempt and said something to the affect, this administration has a history of 'moral conceit'. Look, when the UN is called upon on behalf of public housing residents (Cabrini Greens) we have problems...
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SongOfTheRayne Donating Member (248 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 04:21 PM
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11. Doesn't China have secret executions, though?
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msgadget Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 04:24 PM
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12. Yep. And, the president's dad very actively worked to help them
Edited on Fri Mar-10-06 04:25 PM by msgadget
build a 'good' image internationally to facilitate trade. Point being, even they think the US is too hypocritical to submit to human rights review.

Edit for spelling...if I missed more, too bad :p
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SongOfTheRayne Donating Member (248 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-11-06 08:16 PM
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14. So basically there's no difference between America and 'terrorist nations'
The difference is that terrorists have an excuse. They have been brainwashed and only been given access to censored information that portrays America as the villain. We live in a democracy. We have no such excuse.
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tlsmith1963 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-11-06 08:25 PM
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15. Because...
...they want to run the world by themselves. That's why they hate the UN. The UN is about countries working together to solve problems, and that's the way it should be because we are all stuck on this planet together, & we are all affected by what happens here. We have to find ways to solve our problems & get along. The conservatives hate this idea. They want to run the whole show themselves.

Tammy
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