I appreciate the Link Ric - Thanks
It just Highlights the US's position as "poor" to say the least.
This is why some of us have a problem swallowing GWB's retoric on invading Iraq. Although his reasons for doing so have changed several times since the start, they have now ended up being more or less doing something good for the Iraqi People - The Moral High Ground if you like. Now this treaty has been about for a while so it can't be fairly dumped on GWB's lap, but nevertheless you can see why many have a problem with the US stance on matters when they openly display double standards and that is part my point to this post. To give an indication of how important all the other nations thought of it (almost 200) of them, this was the most widely and rapidly ratified human rights treaty in history - I think that says a lot on it's importance!
If we "The West" or the US currently with Iraq go around saying or implementing x, y or z in the role of world peacekeeper and moral guide to democracy then we Have to be beyond Reproach
if we don't then how can we gain or expect respect?
This is half the problem imo with the world at present, ie some that Preach and some that Resent. It would be nice for it to even out a little and as a result have a more tolerant world - which in turn would lead to greater peace.