That’s funny. I just felt — no, it can’t be a hangover, it’s too late in the day for that. It’s hard to describe. I don’t think I’ve felt this way in a long time, if ever.
I’m proud of my government.
- Iranian President’s ‘repugnant’ views compel UN boycott: Harper (Globe and Mail)
- Diplomats walk out as Iran slams Israel at UN (National Post)
From the second article:
The U.S. delegation that walked out later described the speech as “hateful, offensive, anti-Semetic rhetoric.”
The Canadian delegation, led by Foreign Minister Lawrence Cannon, said in advance it would walk out of the chamber before Mr. Ahmadinejad began talking.
And, from the first, which prompted the walkout:
“President Ahmadinejad has said things particularly about the state of Israel, the Jewish people and the Holocaust that are absolutely repugnant. It is unfitting that somebody like that would be giving those kinds of remarks before the United Nations General Assembly,” the Prime Minister said.
“Canada does not want to be equivocal at all in terms of our view on that. We find it disgraceful, unacceptable and we’re going to be absolutely clear on that.”
(Well, given the UN’s track record, it’s entirely fitting that “somebody like that would be &c.“, but let’s not quibble.)
Well done, Mr. Harper. (There’s a sentence that doesn’t get much exercise around here.)