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May 21, 2010
Susan Rice: Another Obama Failure
America's Ambassador to the United Nations has been a failure. Perhaps Susan Rice should spend less time career-climbing in DC, angling to replace Hillary Clinton (she has been "wildly inattentive" according to the non-partisan The Hill magazine) and more time doing her job.
Rice (and the US) was AWOL when it came to the vote to allow Libya onto the UN Human Rights Council; was AWOL in a Sec Council Resolution that condemned Israel (the first time such as Security Council resolution was not vetoed by America). She promised to reform the UN Human Rights Council when controversy arose from pro-Israel supporters over our joining the Council. But that promised reform has not happened either. Now Rice has allowed the Sanctions Resolution regarding Iran to contain a huge loophole: it allows Russia and others to supply Iran with surface to air missiles. This will make it far more difficult and deadly for Israel to defend itself against Iran's nuclear program.
Climate change is happening in one place: Washington.