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September 25, 2006

It takes a Steyn

. . . to do justice to last week's U.N. debacle:

I said a year or two back, apropos the U.N., that it's a good basic axiom that if you take a quart of ice cream and blend it with a quart of dog poop the result will taste more like the latter than the former. And last week's performances at the General Assembly were a fine illustration of that. Ahmadinejad and Hugo Chavez were the star finalists of "UnAmerican Idol," and, just when you need Simon Cowell, the only Brit in sight was the oleaginous Mark Malloch Brown, Kofi Annan's deputy, fawning over every crazy in town. The rest of the bigwigs reacted like Paula Abdul, able to discern good points even in fellows who boast about not having any. That's the reality the Dershowitzes refuse to confront: that structurally the U.N. enables thugs to punch above their weight.

Incidentally, were you aware of the latest Holocaust denial by the Iranian president? I wasn't until I read Steyn's piece. Why is it that the world cares so very much when Mel Gibson insults the Jews (or even when George Allen tries to keep his heritage quiet to fulfill a promise to his nervous mother), but sits back and yawns when a head of government does it?

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Pelty

"Why is it that the world cares so very much when Mel Gibson insults the Jews (or even when George Allen tries to keep his heritage quiet to fulfill a promise to his nervous mother), but sits back and yawns when a head of government does it?"

I think this is fairly obvious. It is the expected rhetoric from anti-Israel, Muslim governments. It is not shocking in the least to hear a Muslim slander a Jew. This type of dialogue has been spilling out of Teheran and the rest of the Middle East for decades upon decades, so why get exercised over another such incident?

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