What’s the best response to that (clinically) wacky ‘ol Ahmadinejad showing up at the U.N. and dumping all kinds of crazy on the General Assembly?
1. Show up, knowing he’s going to try to insult you and get you to walk out of the chamber?
2. Do like a third of the other countries and just skip it, even though it’s probably more entertaining than half of what’s playing on Broadway that day?
3. Show up, listen and take the hit for the big, confident country you represent?
The worst thing you could do – and what our diplomats choose to do every year he speaks – is to send some 3rd level seat warmers to sit for 2 minutes, wait for the first shot over the bow, then huff-and-puff and walk towards the exit the longest distance from their seats.
And give Mr. A exactly what he wants. Video of the “Great Satan” shunning the “word” of the prophet once again.
Ahmadinejad was taunting the big kid on the playground to punch him while his friends and the entire MSM machine was video taping the “incident”.
And now he’ll show that video to all the other crazies that follow him and build his crazy-cred with those that want to recruit the gullible to strap on vests of explosives and hate.
We are fools, once again. No wonder he’s smiling when he finishes the speech.
How about not showing up? That’s better than the tantrum fit, but shows the world we can’t “take it” from a big mouthed pontificator of hate and lies. Not great video, but empty seats tell stories.
The best choice? Sit and take it. Have Hillary come in, sit casually, watch intently and – when he’s done – walk over to some diplomats from some small, usually ignored country and give them – not loopy Mr. A – the attention of the country that took the lickin’ and not the bait.
Magnanimous and differential. Ahmadinejad will fume and gnash, sputter and flail to no effect.
If only we could choose wisely….