Anne Bayefsky – A Sham engagement, The U.S. participates in a human-rights travesty

Under the newly minted U.S. engagement strategy, here is some of what has passed for human-rights conversation at the Council over the past week:

Iranian foreign minister Manouchehr Mottaki called for the elimination of “the illegitimate Zionist regime” and support for “the legitimate resistance . . . of Hamas.” He also declared that “in accordance with its Constitution . . . Iran makes every effort to promote and protect human rights and fundamental freedoms.” That would be the same constitution that allows stoning, amputation, and the murder of homosexuals for the crime of existing.

I heard Ms. Bayefsky speak recently, this is well worth the read.