That’s right. The United Nations warns Americans that they should not elect Mitt Romney. Breitbart news reports on some recent comments by U.N. Special Rapporteur on Counter-Terrorism and Human Rights Ben Emmerson.
UN Warns Americans: Do Not Elect Mitt Romney: The United Nations Special Rapporteur on Counter-Terrorism and Hum… http://t.co/MuzJlPfT
— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) October 21, 2012
Speaking at a Toronto symposium on the impact of 9/11 on human rights, Emmerson said:
“The re-introduction of torture under a Romney administration would significantly increase the threat levels to (Americans) at home and abroad,” Emmerson said.
“Such a policy, if adopted, would expose the American people to risks the Obama administration is not currently exposing them to.”
If Emmerson was hoping to dissuade Americans from voting for Romney, he’ll be disappointed with the initial reaction. It seems that most Americans don’t really like the United Nations telling them what to do:
— Lisa Mei Crowley (@LisaMei62) October 21, 2012
#ReasonsToNOTReElectObama because the UN is warning us not to vote for Romney
— Debz (@Deberra) October 21, 2012
Dear U.N. , BUTT OUT of the affairs of the United States. Sincerely, American Voter http://t.co/VFSo1t2T
— Robin Baxter (@robin_baxter) October 21, 2012
— Deb Solberg (@DSolberg) October 21, 2012
— KaDe Buxton (@kdstarbux) October 21, 2012
— Glenda Burke (@glenda_burke) October 21, 2012
The Canadian Press says that Emmerson “planned to raise his concerns in an address to the UN General Assembly later this month.”
Can the Obama Administration — and particularly U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice — be counted on to tell Emmerson and the U.N. that they should not attempt to influence elections in the United States?