You know you’ve sunk lower than a rat’s belly when the UN, that bastion of utter corruption, gross incompetence, and wicked windbags, damns you. But that is precisely what its so-called “High Commissioner for Human Rights” did to Obummer — twice.
First for Gitmo: “It is 10 years since the US Government opened the prison at Guantanamo, and now three years since 22 January 2009, when the President ordered its closure within 12 months,” Her Highness scolded. “Yet the facility continues to exist and individuals remain arbitrarily detained — indefinitely — in clear breach of international law.” Yes, yes, I know: the hypocrisy. But isn’t it delicious?
And what-ho, she defended the long-suffering American citizen, too: “[The NDAA with its suspension of habeas corpus] contravenes some of the most fundamental tenets of justice and human rights, namely the right to a fair trial and the right not to be arbitrarily detained. Nobody should ever be held for years on end without being tried and convicted, or released.”
Bingo — though I’d make an exception for politicians. Round ‘em all up — they’re true terrorists, after all — and throw ‘em in the clink, then lose the key. Watch peace, prosperity, and joy flood the entire world in zip time!9:41 pm on January 27, 2012 Email Becky Akers