I'm the sort of man who likes to give credit where credit is deserved, and it is in this exact spirit that I applaud Barack Obama for supporting a U.S. boycott of the United Nations Racism Conference.
Israel, Canada, Australia, The Netherlands and Italy have also boycotted the conference, and Germany is strongly leaning toward doing so.
Not only is the U.N. ineffectual and corrupt, it is also blighted by double standards, and nowhere is this more apparent than in the Holocaust-denying, Jew-hating scum who will participate in this so-called conference on racism, and the seriousness with which they'll be greeted.
The Mohammeds, Ahmeds and Jamals in attendance will demand their usual condemnation of Israel and the reinstatement of the U.N.'s 1975 General Assembly Resolution 3379 which stated that Zionism was a form of racism and racial discrimination. (Resolution 3379 was revoked in 1991.)
The 2001 U.N. Conference on racism in Durban, South Africa was disastrous due to rancorous language condemning Israel, and Obama said that if the language from Durban did not significantly change its anti-Israel and anti-Western bias—
which it hasn't—then the U.S. could not take part in the latest conference.
Democratic congresswoman Barbara Lee did have a point when she made clear her disagreement with the President: "This decision is inconsistent with the administration's policy of engaging with those we agree with and those we disagree with…" she said. "The US is making it more difficult for it to play a leadership role on UN Human Rights Council as it states it plans to do. This is a missed opportunity, plain and simple."
Mr. Obama is indeed being inconsistent here, given his desire to pal around with the evil likes of Castro, Chavez and Ahmadinejad; listening to their every anti-American grievance, no matter how silly or psychotic. But I'm glad the Prez is being inconsistent here. If our absence from the conference does indeed make our job in helping to craft U.N. bullshit … er, "human rights" more difficult, then it will have been well worth it and anything but a missed opportunity.Powered by Sidelines