The drama at the U.N. General Assembly started during our show yesterday and continued well into the evening.
In his speech, President Obama tried to distance himself from the policies of his predecessor, but also said that “those who used to chastise America for acting alone in the world cannot now stand by and wait for America to solve the world's problems alone.” Pres. Obama hasn’t had to share the media spotlight much since he was elected last January. That is until yesterday when two other men took their turn at the U.N. microphone.
Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi talked about everything from the structure of the U.N. Security Council to theories on JFK’s assassination, and referred to Pres. Obama as “my son.”
And Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said he won “a large majority” in the June 12 elections and blamed capitalism for the world economic crisis. His comments about the Holocaust prompted some delegates to walk out of the room.
There were dull moments in between, but overall, quite a day at the U.N.
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