U.N.'s Moral Bankruptcy Is Exemplified by Sudan
By David Holcberg (Wall Street Journal, May 25, 2004)
In regard to your May 18 editorial "See No Evil in Sudan": The re-election of Sudan to the U.N. Human Rights Commission demonstrates the U.N.'s moral bankruptcy. As Human Rights Watch reported, in Sudan children "as young as nine years old" are "forcibly recruited" to fight a civil war that has "resulted in the death of two million persons."
According to the U.S. State Department, "female genital mutilation," usually "performed on girls between the ages of four and seven," is "widespread" in Sudan. To this day in Sudan, "slavery persists, particularly affecting women and children."
Outraged at Sudan's election to the U.N. Human Rights Commission, the U.S. delegation walked out of the meeting. If the United States has any respect left for human rights, it should follow the example of its delegation and walk out of the United Nations.
Reprinted with permission of The Wall Street Journal © 2004 Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All rights reserved.