You should probably sit down before you read this.
Syria has put its name up for membership on the United Nations Human Rights Council, and it will most likely win a seat.
Yes, Syria, the state that has slaughtered close to 15,000 of its own people over the last 16 months, including hundreds of women and children. It's on track to take a seat on the United Nations body whose mission is to uphold human rights around the world.
The United States happened to find Syria's name on a roster of candidates. The election isn't until next year. But the U.S. delegation understandably raised the alarm just now, saying "that the current Syrian government's announced...