The United States says it will do more to respect human rights, as the U.N. adopted its first-ever report on how Washington can improve.Condemnation from such leaders of freedom and democracy like Cuba and Iran was clearly more than we could bear. Our collective heads hang in shame.
The report included 228 recommendations, but the U.S. brushed many of them aside — raising heckles from adversaries such as Cuba, Iran and Venezuela.
State Department legal adviser Harold Koh outlined nine key improvement areas Friday — ranging from civil rights to national security to immigration, including intolerance of torture and the humane treatment of suspects at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility in Cuba.In case you're wondering, our moral superiors will be watching.
Nations are held accountable for areas they agree to improve.Except for Cuba, Venezuela and Iran, of course.