Walk Out

If, like me, you are more than a little offended by the spectacle of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the author of some of the most virulent anti-Jewish speeches since Adolf Hitler, being permitted to address a United Nations conference on racism, then you will be heartened to see that a significant portion of the delegates to the conference walked out when Ahmadinejad took the floor (including Morocco and Jordan), many other major powers (including the U.S.) boycotted the event entirely, and the Secretary-General of the U.N. condemned the firebrand head of state.

While this is a deviation from my usual assessment that the United Nations is a largely irrelevant piece of moderately-expensive corruption, it is nice to see anyway. Thanks to David Schraub of the marvelous Debate Link blog for coverage on this issue.

Burt Likko

Pseudonymous Portlander. Homebrewer. Atheist. Recovering litigator. Recovering Republican. Recovering Catholic. Recovering divorcé. Recovering Former Editor-in-Chief of Ordinary Times. House Likko's Words: Scite Verum. Colite Iusticia. Vivere Con Gaudium.