"U.S. says won't seek seat on U.N. rights council"
"The United States said on Tuesday it would not seek a seat on the new U.N. Human Rights Council, saying it was not a "credible" body.
"State Department spokesman Sean McCormack said the United States would retain its observer status on the 47-member council, created last year over objections from the United States that rules were not strong enough to prevent rights violators from getting a seat."
That last statement is a real weeper. Methinks the real reason the U.S. won't seek a seat is there is the distinct possibility that they would be denied. The guys that vote on who gets admission probably take a dim view of countries that allow their army to beat, torture, rape, and murder prisoners of war.
Entire article at Yahoo News.