Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Mahmoud's Comin'. Hide Your Love, Babe.

Just stopped by Dag Hammarskjöld Plaza to register my displeasure with the unshaven, cheaply-suited Iranian President Mahmoud Armoredinnerjacket across the street from the United Nations.

A fair turnout on a beautiful day.

UN special forces (actually NYPD) posted on the roof of the roof of the General Assembly building were taking no chances.

They’re clearly armed with handheld inkjet printers ready to fire sternly worded resolutions into any angry mob of UN protesters. Presumably, a contingent of men from U.N.C.L.E. are secretly working the crowd as well.

The crowd turned out to be a mix of young and old with a heavy emphasis on young. Non-bellowing speakers addressed a non-riotous audience and didn’t whip them into a murderous frenzy. No AK-47 rounds were fired into the air and no passersby were wounded by celebratory bullets falling mysteriously from the sky.

Reasonable, passionate and peaceful. An excellent display of political maturity. I was impressed.

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