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A Laurafied Declaration

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At the Council on Foreign Depredations Relations this morning I expected to hear what I thought would be a Southern-fried swan song from Laura Bush. Instead it turned out to be a speech someone wrote for her about women's rights, because today marks the 60th anniversary of the U.N.'s Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

She especially deplored the treatment of women by the Taliban in Afghanistan and by the junta in Burma. Such a humanitarian! I don't know what I was thinking. But then it occurred to me the declaration she was honoring hadn't made much difference to the Taliban or to the junta or, for that matter, to her husband.

Somehow the Bullshitter-in-Chief's track record on human rights, let alone on the U.N., went unmentioned. After the speech there wasn't even a peep about that from her interviewer (a CNN correspondent brought in for the occasion).