The State Department included a Justice Department lawsuit against Arizona's immigration law into a United Nations human rights report to show how U.S. rule of law can be an example to the world, a State Department spokesman said Monday.
Spokesman P.J. Crowley said the Arizona immigration law included in an Aug. 20 report to the U.N. high commissioner on rights came up during the preparation period, when teams went around the country gathering ideas for the report.
Crowley said Secretary of State Hillary Clinton included the dispute in the report because she thought the U.S. could serve as "a model" to other nations.
"The universal periodic review, we believe, can be a model to demonstrate, you know, to other countries, even other countries on the Human Rights Council, this is how you engage civil society,' Crowley told reporters.
It's bad enough that the chuckleheads in Washington are submitting to a "human rights review" by the chuckleheads at the United Nations. But when a challenge to the duly enacted laws of a sovereign state, by a federal government that won't enforce its own laws, is included as a "model to other nations" of "how you engage civil society," that goes way beyond mere mindless internationalism. Can stupidity be treasonous?