I’ve often been critical of the Obama Administration in the postings on this blog, but here is an action that I can wholeheartedly support: today’s decision by the United States to walk out on the delusional ravings — some might call it a speech — by Iran’s President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. The U.S. delegation exited after Ahmadinejad talked about how some have theorized that the 9/11 attacks on the United States were in reality part of a United States conspiracy to protect Israel.
There is no point in sitting politely and diplomatically through the rantings of a paranoid madman and thereby giving them credence, so I applaud the walkout of the United States and many other countries. Because our nation is the host country for the United Nations we have to allow Ahmadinejad and other foreign leaders on our soil, but that doesn’t mean we have to listen to his lunatic diatribes.
People who believe that peace can be achieved by reasoning with other countries should read Ahmadinejad’s remarks and reflect carefully and soberly on the fact that Iran is on the verge of being a nuclear nation.