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Credit Where Credit is Due

Posted by Max Barron on April 20, 2009

Being a firm believer in giving credit where credit is due, I have to give Obama credit.  He boycotted the U.N. racism meeting.  Last time the meeting was used almost exclusively as an anti-Israel platform.  This time, it was much of the same.  The exception being that multiple countries led by Canada boycotted the Durban II event, and as an added bonus dozens of mostly European delegates actually walked out during Ahmadinejad’s racist anti-Semitic speech.  Of course, most of us expected Durban II to be just that, a part II, a repeat of the first one.  However, Barack Obama made the right decision to boycott.  He may have made the decision a bit later than I would have liked, but nonetheless, he did make it.  I would have preferred to see Obama take the first stand against Durban II, and show some leadership.  Instead he waited.  Nevertheless, I am actually pleased that he boycotted the event.  Mark it on your calendars folks.  He made a good decision.

For your pleasure, here is the video of the walkout:


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