State Department lies again
On June 18, the State Department posted what was alleged to be a hard-nosed speech delivered by UN Human Rights Council Ambassador Eileen Donahoe in Geneva at the opening of the Council’s latest session. Here is what the State Department claims Obama’s ambassador said:To me, one of the most disturbing things about this administration is all the lies and cheating. This is another example. There's so much falsehood in this administration that there's a serious risk that many people will be fooled by its record. I grew up on Watergate and Nixon. The Obama administration makes them look like amateur liars on things that matter a lot more. We have to try to get the word out.The United States demands an end to the Assad regime’s outrageous crimes against the people of Syria. Those who committed these atrocities must be identified and held accountable.She did not include this. Here is another passage from the posting that Donahoe did not actually speak:Some believe that the Human Rights Council should not address country-specific situations. We disagree. The credibility of the UN’s human rights machinery depends on its capacity to address urgent and persistent human rights situations where and when they emerge; to make a difference in the lives of the people who suffer under oppressive governments; and to protect those around the world who work to advance the cause of human rights.