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Byline: Trudy Rubin
Last week the United States was voted off the U.N. Human Rights Commission for the first time in the 50 years since Eleanor Roosevelt helped found that body. Voted on to the commission was Sudan, a country that enslaves women and children.
This was an embarrassing defeat. Forty-three of the 53 countries eligible to vote had made commitments to support us, but only 29 did so. That means 14 lied, and the defectors most certainly included some European allies.
Everyone, from the administration to Congress to our allies, seems poised to absorb the wrong lessons from this debacle.
National security adviser Condoleezza Rice …