That Venezuela successfully secured a seat on the UN Human Rights Council is sadly no surprise.
However, observers are surprised that the U.S. retained its seat on the Council.
I, however, am not surprised. After all, President Obama was re-elected.
If Romney had been elected, the U.S. would have been voted off the Council. But given the kangaroo court nature of the Human Rights Council (and the Human Rights Commission before it) such a development would not have been such a bad thing. By legitimizing the UN Human Rights Council we legitimize the Hugo Chavezs of the world.