What is it about the state of the world's collective attitude concerning priorities that allows things like this to happen?
Gas prices are going through the roof, not due to real expenses, but due to speculation in the marketplace. Everyone recognizes the devastating effect this will have on the shaky US economy. The unrest in the Middle East, especially Libya is driving the price up at a phenomenal rate. In Libya, people are dying in the streets at the hands of an obviously insane dictator along the same lines as Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden. Muammar Qadaffi is not only mad, he is a war criminal and a terrorist. And yet he is only one man.
OK, in order to deal with this growing crisis, WE, THE PEOPLE, have sent our Secretary of State (yearly salary $191,300) to Europe in order to DISCUSS the possibility and likelihood, the merit and impact of kicking Libya off the Human Rights Council.... say what? Huh?
That's like saying "OK, you bad, bad man, Mr. Qadaffi!! If you don't play nice, we're not going to let you sit on the Christmas decorating committee!!"
Muammar must be crying into this pillow every night over the possibility of a bunch of people he doesn't even know in an organization he doesn't even care about kicking off of a decorating committee for a holiday he doesn't even celebrate. Geesh!! When will our own brand of madness be replaced with a little common sense?