Sunday, October 17, 2004

Total Shitheads

Why does this not surprise me? Am I beginning to accept the principle that my government when, given the choice, will invariably make the wrong one? Have they managed to lower my expectations this far? I guess so.

"The United States has refused to join 85 other heads of state and government in signing a statement that endorsed a 10-year-old U.N. plan to ensure every woman's right to education, health care, and choice about having children.
President Bush's administration withheld its signature because the statement included a reference to 'sexual rights.'
U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Kelly Ryan wrote to organizers of the statement that that the United States was committed to the Cairo plan of 1994 and 'to the empowerment of women and the need to promote women's fullest enjoyment of universal human rights.'
'The United States is unable, however, to endorse the world leaders' statement,' Ryan said, because it 'includes the concept of `sexual rights,' a term that has no agreed definition in the international community.'
Ryan did not elaborate on the Bush administration's objections to the phrase 'sexual rights,' but at past U.N. meetings U.S. representatives have spoken out against abortion, gay rights and what they see as the promotion of promiscuity by giving condoms to young people to prevent AIDS"

If one were to use one's brain and follow this action to it's inevitable result one would see the U.S. has put itself in the company of other countries that don't recognize women as full parties to the human race and the resultant parade of continuing AIDs epidemics, unneccesary pregancies and basement abortions will be justified as God's will.

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