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Thursday, December 08, 2005

Annoying Moments in Bush Republican History

United Nations -- U.S. Ambassador John Bolton has criticized U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour for speaking out about alleged U.S. mistreatment of imprisoned suspected terrorists instead of focusing attention on major human-rights abusers such as Cuba, Burma and Zimbabwe.

Bolton said December 7 that it was "disappointing that [Arbour] has chosen to talk about press commentary about alleged American misconduct . . . . It is inappropriate and illegitimate for an international civil servant to second-guess the conduct that we're engaged in in the war on terror with nothing more as evidence than what she reads in the newspapers."

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has addressed completely and fully the substance of the allegations, the ambassador said.

There you have it, folks. The only people fit to examine or speak of the possible corruption and misdeeds of the American administration are.... high-level American officials appointed by the administration.