U.S. Boycotts Ahmadinejad Address

As is customary at this point, the delegations of the U.S., France, and other Western nations walked out of the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday while Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was speaking. The controversial leader provoked their outrage in an address that criticized colonialism, Zionism, slavery, the propping up of Latin dictators, and the economic crisis. Ahmadinejad began his tirades against all these issues with the word “Who …?” The implication was that he was blaming the West.