Sunday, April 19, 2009

When Obama's right, he's right

The speculation since February has been that the Obama administration would boycott the Durban Review UN conference on racism. This weekend, Jake Tapper reports, the administration sealed the deal.
The Obama administration quietly announced this weekend that it would boycott an international conference about racism and discrimination because of concerns that the conference unfairly singles out Israel for criticism and because the conference may set the stage for restrictions on free speech.
Those concerns about restrictions on free speech are well-founded. Language adopted for the Durban II treaty included restrictions on speech criticizing religion, particularly Islam.

Score one for Obama for, er, continuing another Bush administration policy.

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