Saturday, March 04, 2006

America's Worst President Jumps the Shark

Actually President Peanut might have done that a few years back, but he hasn't left much doubt about it now.

From The New York Sun:
President Carter personally called Secretary of State Rice to try to convince her to reverse her U.N. ambassador's position on changes to the U.N. Human Rights Commission, the former president recalled yesterday in a talk in which he also criticized President Bush's Christian bona fides and misstated past American policies on Israel.

Mr. Carter said he made a personal promise to ambassadors from Egypt, Pakistan, and Cuba on the U.N. change issue that was undermined by America's ambassador, John Bolton. "My hope is that when the vote is taken," he told the Council on Foreign Relations, "the other members will outvote the United States."
The UN Human Rights Commission has become a joke, whose sole function appears to be passing resolutions condemning Israel for alleged human rights violations.

US ambassador to the UN, John Bolton, recognized that the proposed reform compromise would result in virtually no change to the Commission. Even the New York Times supports Bolton and the Bush administration on this.

And Carter says he promised Egypt, Pakistan, and Cuba and was undermined by Bolton? Now I'm confused. Was Jimmy Carter selected by the Bush adminstration to represent our country in the UN or was that...oh, I don't know...John Bolton?

Also posted at The Jawa Report and Vince Aut Morire.