Here’s the thing:
I don’t get it. The media keeps banging on about how ‘honourable’ some delegates at Durban II have been, by walking out of Mad Mahmoud’s speech.
But what in G-d’s name were they doing by providing an audience for him in the first place???
Look, the second your backside meets the seat, and you agree to Mahmoud ‘The Holocaust Is A Lie – I’ll Wipe Israel Off The Map’ Ahmadinejhad, giving a speech on ‘anti racism’, you LOSE any right to the moral high ground.
Would you attend a neo Nazi rally, while assuring friends ‘Oh, but it’s fine – ’cause the minute they say anything offensive, I’ll leave!’?
No, of course you blinking well wouldn’t!
Big deal, so French and British delegates managed to muster enough metal to sidle out the door, when Mahmoud’s Israel bashing got going, in the full glare of the world’s media? What do they want – a medal?
The only nations who can claim to have acted honourably here, are those nations that boycotted Durban II.
They, and they alone, inhabit the moral high ground here.