Sunday, March 13, 2005
Bush appoints Goli Ameri to UN Human Rights CommissionOffice of Goli Ameri, the Iranian-American who ran for Oregon's district one congressional seat last November, announces that she is being appointed as one of 3 U.S. delegates to the U.N. Huamn Rights Commission mtg in Geneva to start next week.
She will be working under the U.S. ambassador to that commission former Senator Rudy Boschwitz who has been nominated by the White House for the position of Ambassador to the U.N. Commission on Human Rights (UNCHR). Senator Boschwitz served in the U.S. Senate from 1978-1991.
Goli Ameri ran on a republican ticket in an unsuccessful bid to us-congress with the financial support from Iranian communities in the U.S. .
Whether this is just an appointment of an ally that supported President Bush in his re-election, or was made on a political agenda to pressure Iran remain to be seen. Ameri in his campaign however portrayed herself as someone who had scaped the authoritarian regime and has found refuge in the U.S., (although she has moved to U.S. in 1973 and has been back to Iran several times since, including one in 1996). A solid supporter of Bush's war strategy in Iraq and democracy building in the Middle East, she appears to support a hawkish approach to Iran(at least based on her election campaigns).