By Bret Baier
April 30, 2010
Now some fresh pickings from the Political Grapevine:
The is taking some criticism for putting Iran on its commission on the status of women, enabling that country to help set U.N. policy on gender equality and the advancement of women.
More than 200 Iranian women’s rights activists warned in a letter that the country’s membership would pose a serious threat to the group’s goals and mission.
Some people are pointing the finger at the U.S. and other western democracies for keeping silent during the vote. Cybercast News reports that may have been because Iran’s appointment to the women’s group ended its push for a spot on the more prestigious Human Rights Commission.
Michigan Republican Congressman Thaddeus McCotter said: “By electing the butchers to its commission on the status of women — a morally rancid United Nations has salted the wounds of the Iranian freedom movement’s regime-murdered martyrs.”