US walks out on Ahmadinehjad at UN

It's become a tradition for the US and other western countries to walk out on Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad once he starts speaking at the UN. The man who once confided to a journalist that the first time he spoke at the UN, a heavenly glow surrounded him, has been getting loonier and loonier as the years pass. This year, he didn't disappoint: Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad flayed the West on Thursday for a catalog of misdeeds, but his address to the United Nations passed over Tehran's nuclear program and the Palestinian statehood issue. In his 30-minute speech, the Iranian leader also failed to mention the pro-democracy uprisings that have swept the Arab world this year, including Syria, Iran's closest Arab ally. U.S. delegates walked out when Ahmadinejad said "arrogant powers" threatened anyone who questioned the Holocaust and the September 11, 2001, attacks on the United States with sanctions and military action. Other Western delegates also left, in what has become...(Read Full Post)