A few protesters dressed like clowns were escorted out of the U.N. Conference on Racism Monday in Geneva.
The rest of the clowns in the audience were allowed to stay.
Any clown could have told you what a bad joke the conference would be. A featured speaker on opening day was the world's No. 1 racist and madman, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. And the last U.N. conference on race in Durban, South Africa, in 2001 was nothing but an anti-Semitic diatribe that formally denounced the very existence of Israel as racism.
Does that not indicate the United Nations is, itself, racist? Isn't the U.N. holding a conference on racism akin to having an NAACP conference organized and catered by the KKK?
It speaks volumes that the United States' first African-American president felt so pessimistic about a U.N. conference on race that his administration is boycotting it, along with a handful of other correct-thinking nations.
Of those who attended, some 40 delegates finally had the smarts to get up and walk out after a particularly racist remark by Ahmadinejad toward Israel. Gee, big surprise there. Who could have seen that coming?
The problem isn't so much Ahmadinejad - he doesn't know he's insane, the poor little thing. The problem is a United Nations that not only sends him his membership badge every year but exalts him as a keynote speaker at a conference on racism.
Why is any member nation attending this conference when they knew, or should have known, that they'd be served up a heaping helping of hatred from this nutcase?
More importantly, why is Iran allowed to be a member of the supposed family of nations when he's made it perfectly clear he wants to get nuclear weapons and that he wants another member nation, Israel, "wiped off the map"?
That tells you pretty much all you need to know about the United Nations.
This conference is a sick joke, but it will be over soon. The United Nations, the much bigger joke, will go on.