Mahmoud Ahmadinejad demonstrates why no rational representatives of any country attended the UN's Conference on Racism, as he seemed to confuse the conference supposedly against racism for a call for racism.
It’s a chance he obviously relished, even the UN Secretary General – a man very, very slow to take offence – saying the Iranian president used his platform to "accuse, divide, and even incite."
But why give this nutcase the platform?
The Iranian leader is on record as wanting to "wipe Israel off the map" -- calling for a "new wave" of Palestinian attacks to “wipe off this stigma (Israel) from the face of the Islamic world” – to “burn in the fire of the Islamic nation's fury” –- supporting calls from “one of Iran’s most influential ruling cleric called Friday on the Muslim states to use nuclear weapon against Israel” -- calling the formation and support of Israel a Western plot to divide the world of Islam with Israel as the pivot of this plan who have tried to blind themselves to the true sought to deny –- holding an “international” Holocaust denial conference in Tehran to continue his anti-semitic demonisation -- comments and views that commentators far and wide have sought to deny.
His is a regime that stones homosexuals to death; that supports, trains and supplies terrorist organisations such as Hezbollah; where a blogger on traditional Persian music and culture, Omidreza Mirsayafi, died in prison after being jailed for speech that “insulted” the regime; where American journalist Roxana Saberi is now being used as a pawn by the regime to test the resolve of the ObaMessiah Administration.
The only good thing about Ahmadinejad’s speech is that, perhaps, the whole world is now prepared to see him for what he really is. But what, I wonder, are they prepared to do about it? And when?UPDATE: Tim Blair has more in his post Hatefest Turns Hateful: