Representatives of the US State Department have just appeared before the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva to answer questions from, among others, Cuba, Iran and North Korea.
If it wasn't serious the hypocrisy would be funny:
""Recommendations to improve the U.S. human rights record included Cuba’s advice to end “violations against migrants and mentally ill persons” and “ensure the right to food and health.”
Iran – currently poised to stone an Iranian woman for adultery – told the U.S. “effectively to combat violence against women.”
North Korea – which systematically starves a captive population – told the U.S. “to address inequalities in housing, employment and education” and “prohibit brutality…by law enforcement officials.”
Libya complained about U.S. “racism, racial discrimination and intolerance.”"
The UN has a gift for inappropriate appointments. North Korea is not only on the Human Rights Council. It was appointed to the UN Commission on Sustainable Development even though many of its people routinely suffer from starvation because of the regime's totalitarian nature.