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Written by: Diana West
Tuesday, February 17, 2009 12:19 PM 

Anne Bayefsky (via The Corner) takes us behind the putrid scenes of Durban II where US diplomats are shaming our nation's good name with fawning supplication over the gangsterism of the UN "Human" "Rights" Council. Bayefsky sets the scene:

U.S. representatives were addressing a human-rights negotiating committee with an executive consisting of a Libyan chair, an Iranian vice-chair, and a Cuban rapporteur. Russian Yuri Boychenko was presiding over Monday’s “human rights” get-together. Before them was a draft document which participants plan to adopt in finished form at the conference itself. The draft now contains mountains of offensive references to limits on free speech, anti-Israel and anti-Jewish provisions, and incendiary allegations of the victimization of Muslims at the hands of counter-terrorism racists.  
Now, get a load of this:

Here is how the American delegates responded to a proposal they understood was incompatible with U.S. interests (“Brackets” denote withholding approval at any given moment in time.).

And Bayefsky quoth:

“I hate to be the cause of unhappiness in the room . . . I have to suggest this phrase remains in brackets and I offer my sincere apologies.” 



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