September 25, 2007

WILL ALL THE TYRANTS PLEASE STAND UP:

Cuba walks out at UN as Bush attacks dictatorships (David Usborne, 26 September 2007, Independent)

President George Bush has criticised a series of countries at the United Nations for denying their citizens basic political freedoms, prompting the delegation of Cuba to walk out of the General Assembly calling him a "criminal" and his address an "infamous tirade".

Urging member nations of the UN to join what he called a "mission of liberation", Mr Bush pointed a finger at countries that included not just Cuba, but also Burma, Zimbabwe, Sudan and Iran. "When whole societies are cut off from the prosperity of the global economy, we are all worse off," he said.

He had barely finished speaking of Cuba when its delegation rose from its seats in protest. Referring to the long illness of Fidel Castro, who in past years has attended the assembly, Mr Bush said , "the long rule of a cruel dictator is nearing its end. The Cuban people are ready for their freedom".


The UN would be worthwhile if they refused the Cuba readmittance to the the General Assembly.

Posted by Orrin Judd at September 25, 2007 6:49 PM
Comments

No it wouldn't. But it would at least be a small start.

Posted by: Rick T. at September 26, 2007 9:06 AM
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