Human Rights Day

Another term for “Day of ignoring mother’s warning that -when you point there are 3 fingers pointing back at you”.
Captain Ed pointing out that John Bolton speaks “truth to power”. (I hate that term)

“Louise Arbour, the high commissioner for human rights at the United Nations, presented the most forceful criticism to date of U.S. detention policies by a senior U.N. official, asserting that holding suspects incommunicado in itself amounts to torture. …”

…”The U.N. official’s comments drew an immediate response from U.S. Ambassador John Bolton. He said he was disappointed that Ms. Arbour had chosen to speak based on press commentary about alleged American conduct. “I think the secretary of state has fully and completely addressed the substance of allegations. I won’t go back again other than to reaffirm that the U.S. does not engage in torture, but it is inappropriate and illegitimate for an international civil servant to second guess the conduct that we’re engaged in in the war on terror with nothing more as evidence than what she reads in the newspapers,” he said.

Ambassaodor Bolton took strong exception to comments by Ms. Arbour that allegations of prisoner mistreatment had damaged the United States’s moral leadership. He called the comment “illegitimate,” and suggested that Ms. Arbour had damaged international efforts to reform the discredited U.N. Human Rights Commission.

“The United States in New York is engaged in a very difficult struggle to reform the broken the U.N. human rights decision making machinery, to abolish the existing human rights commission and try and replace it with an effective new Human Rights council. We are not helped in that difficult struggle by comments like Ms. Arbour’s, and I say this really in sorrow rather than anger.””

(He didn’t link to an original, but I found this link to the article.)