Quote of the day

Al-Dabi’s appointment [as head of the Arab League mission to Syria] was a mistake but it reflects the weaknesses that beset the Arab League as a whole. For most of its history, involvement in wholesale human rights abuses was more a badge of courage than a mark of shame in what was mostly a dictators’ club. Ignoring or even conniving at and enabling widespread, massive violations of human rights throughout the Arab world while screaming to high heaven about everything and anything Israel did has been standard operating procedure in the Arab League for decades.

Walter Russell Mead, Shock News: Arab League as Ineffective In Syria As It Is Everywhere Else

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