Mistakes Were Made

How do you get to the point in your professional life in which you have to write the following sentences? "Over the last few days, I have reflected on my appointment of H.E. President Robert Mugabe as WHO Goodwill Ambassador for NCDs in Africa."


Gringo said...

I am surprised at this. After all, Saudi Arabia aand the Bolibarian Republic of Venezuela United Nations Human Rights Council.

When Quadaffi was ruling Libya: 2003:Libyan takes chair of UN human rights commission.
The UN Human Rights Commission elected the Libyan ambassador Najat al-Hajjaji its president yesterday, overriding a US objection that her country's "horrible" record disqualified it for the post.
The African Union's candidate, she received 33 votes. The US, Canada and it is thought Guatemala voted against her, and 17 abstained.
"It is especially sad today when America celebrates the birthday of Martin Luther King, a champion of human rights, that a nation which flaunts human rights abuses, would be elected chair," the US ambassador, Kevin Moley, said to reporters. "It is not appropriate for a nation under UN sanctions - a nation with the horrible human rights record that Libya has - to be chairman of this commission."
To oppose her the US broke the 50-year UN tradition of rotating such posts and accepting the regional nomination by acclamation.

The surprise is not that Saudi Arabia is a member of the UN Human Rights Commission. That is the norm. The surprise is that Mugabe got booted.

Korora said...

BTW, I wonder if the SJW's realize that their having-racial-privilege-makes-you-racist reasoning would condemn every black person in Bad Bob's Zimbabwe.

MikeD said...

I've actually asked about that. The answer is "no it does not, because they are still suffering the effects of Colonialism". Not even joking.

Ymar Sakar said...

Carter played a hand in turning Rhodesia into Zimbabwe.

And by extension, so did the rest of the US.