"The definition of insanity, as they say, is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results. And yet critics insist that the United States shouldn't have withdrawn from the U.N. Human Rights Council.
We're running away, they claim. Turning our back on human rights abuses. Showing that we don't care.
On the contrary. Nobody has tried harder to make the Council work than the United States.
We have talked, debated, argued and negotiated. We have pressed for years to get the Council to actually stand up for its stated ideals - to spotlight abuses and bring relief to persecuted people around the globe.
Yet time and time again, we've been disappointed. We've seen the Council not only remain silent in the face of abuses, but allow membership to some of world's worst abusers - all while showing an unseemly obsession with vilifying Israel. When such a state of affairs prevails year after year, should you keep thinking things will magically improve if you stay the course? Can you be blamed for trying a different tack?..."