Despite the title, I’m not going to spend much time on Ahmadinejad’s speech. It’s the usual stuff.
I am happy to report, however, that the Obama administration is giving the right signals on this particular occasion, at least. The US delegation is boycotting the speech, and has issued the following statement (I know; words are cheap), which can’t be called mealy-mouthed:
Over the past couple of days, we’ve seen Mr. Ahmadinejad once again use his trip to the U.N. not to address the legitimate aspirations of the Iranian people but to instead spout paranoid theories and repulsive slurs against Israel.
So, what else is new? Not much.