Here’s a way for the President to enhance his popularity quickly. Denounce these UN and European do-gooders who are at it again as I predicted they would (here‘s the official comment from the UN website if you can stomach it):
The U.N.’s special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, Christof Heyns, and the special rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism, Martin Scheinin,suggested that the raid carried out in Pakistan early Monday morning may have been legal under international law. However, they said the U.S. should prove that by releasing more details about the operation.
The UN has a special rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism? Cuts are obviously necessary at the UN, starting with useless positions like this.
Here’s a European view:
In Germany, the media reaction has been especially noteworthy for its near unanimous criticism of the American raid. Many German analysts say the American action was illegal under international law and some Germans have called for an international commission (similar to the Goldstone Commission in Israel) to investigate the U.S. foray into Pakistan. Unanswered remains the question of whether European activists will accuse U.S. President Barack Obama of war crimes and seek a warrant for his arrest as they did for George W. Bush, who recently was forced to cancel a trip to Switzerland.
This is exactly why the International Criminal Court, the EU and the UN are not our friends. The President would have a REAL bounce in the polls if he said in public, “My answer to the UN can be expressed in three words that cannot be said in church!” I’ll settle for: “The Constitution does not authorize any reports to foreigners on what we do about internal matters.” Oh, I forgot, that is the Paul administration’s response!