The Libyan situation ought to occasion some embarrassment at the United Nations. U.N. Watch, a Geneva-based nongovernmental organization, reports that the U.N. Human Rights Council has issued a 23-page report praising the Gadhafi regime's human-rights record. The council has not officially signed off on the report, which, per U.N. Watch, is to be "presented on March 18, and then adopted by the council at the end of the month.

U.N. Watch [now] urges the council to reject it, which it seems likely to do, since it voted yesterday to expel Libya. That recommendation requires ratification by the General Assembly, which is expected today.

Other breaking news: Libya has been suspended from the Human Rights Council.