The American Jewish Committee last week honored Colombian President Alvaro Uribe with its Light unto the Nations Award.
“President Uribe is a staunch ally of the
“Despite many odds, President Uribe has remained committed to the pursuit of security, peace and broad-based economic growth for all Colombians,” Goodkind said.
According to the CIA factbook, security and peace are evidenced for example by 1.8-3.8 million internally displaced persons, that is, at least 4% and up to nearly 9% of the total population, not nearly as bad as
Little could be more convincing of a commitment to democracy and prosperity than similarity to ‘Israelis’. And it goes without saying that it is perfectly appropriate for the American Jewish Committee to confer awards on those who resemble Israelis, because as everybody knows, Israel represents all the Jewish people and, in the immortal words of the EU Monitoring Commission Working Definition of Anti-Semitism, the Jewish people are ‘collectively responsible for actions of the state of Israel’.
And nothing supports democracy like human rights. According to Maria McFarland Sánchez-Moreno, Principal Specialist on Colombia, Human Rights Watch in her 24 April briefing of the United States House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere,