Due to hurricane Katrina coverage and blog talk, and also due to the interesting debate between George Galloway and Chris Hitchens (which I have taped, but haven’t watched yet), the following didn’t get much exposure:
As President Bush was addressing the United Nations to kick off its three-day 2005 World Summit on Wednesday, hundreds of demonstrators, most of whom were of Middle Eastern decent, gathered across the street. They shouted political slogans, held up placards and waved flags. But the protestors weren’t there to denounce President Bush or American foreign policy. They had gathered to speak out against Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
Apparently the US delegation to the UN, and some other delegations from democratic countries at the UN, walked out during the address by Ahmadinejad.