The Macedonian Tendency: Don't Throw Out the Baby with the Bath Water

Friday, September 01, 2006

Don't Throw Out the Baby with the Bath Water

This is a really good article about the US automatic reflex to tell other people what to do. I agree that the US is in no position to judge others, however some of these reports are too valuable to lose. The US State Department Report on Human Rights in Greece has been one of the first agencies that has documented the violations of human rights of Macedonians in Greece. What we need is for the US to "work with allies and in coalitions" to have other international agencies take over the publishing these reports. My suggestion is the IMF or World Bank , not he UN ... for obvious reasons.. Get rid of the OSCE reports, EU reports, UN reports and other time wasters.

Scold War Buildup:

"Each year we issue detailed human rights reports on every country in the world, including those whose performance appears superior to our own. We judge whether other countries have provided sufficient cooperation in fighting illegal drugs. We place countries whose protection of intellectual property has been insufficient on 'watch lists,' threatening trade sanctions against those that do not improve. We judge respect for labor rights abroad through a public petition process set up under the System of Generalized (trade) Preferences. We publish annual reports on other countries' respect for religious freedom."

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