Thursday, March 27, 2008
"Surprising" vs. "Stunning" [Steve Schippert]
Surprising: (adj.) 1. The United Nations hands out military service medals to Pakistani soldiers.
Stunning: (adj.) 1. The United Nations appoints a new human-rights advisor who founded the Moammar Khaddafi Human Rights Prize in 1989.
According to Wikipedia, "Winners of the Qaddafi prize have included Fidel Castro, Louis Farrakhan, and recently Venezuela's Hugo Chávez. In 2002, the awardees were '13 intellectual and literature personalities,' of whom the most notable were the French Holocaust denier Roger Garaudy and Jean Ziegler himself."
The UN appointing Jean Ziegler as an advisor to its Human Rights Council is decidedly stunning, and in equal measure, unsurprising.
And we need more "new international institutions to advance peace and freedom"?
03/27 12:03 PMShare