My town's foreign policy

I love living in Berkeley, but sometimes I can understand why it’s the object of Fox News outrage. Take tonight’s city council meeting. One of the agenda items is a proposal from the city’s Peace and Justice Commission (what, your city doesn’t have a Peace and Justice Commission?) to have Berkeley comply with UN treaties on torture, racial discrimination and human rights.

I’ve written about this absurdity on InBerkeley, but I thought it deserved a non-Berkeley audience as well. It’s astounding to me that in hard economic times, when there are plenty of real city problems to deal with, there is still a constituency for gesture politics.

One thought on “My town's foreign policy

  1. Andrew Cover

    You should forward this to Bill O’Reilly. With the “Factor” being “fair and balanced”, he’d appreciate it.


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