Bush Addresses United Nations- Cuban Delegation Walks Out
Good!… Good for President George W. Bush!
The Dissident President gave his speech promoting freedom at the United Nations today.
Bush also lashed out at a few brutal regimes.
It was too much for the Cuban delegation…
President George W. Bush is speaking at the United Nations.
Here are a few points from his talk to the General Assembly that did not go over too well with the Marxist Cuban Delegation:
Every civilized nation has a responsibility to stand up for people suffering under dictatorship. In Belarus, Cuba, North Korea, Zimbabwe, Syria, and Iran, brutal regimes deny their people the fundamental rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration. Americans are also outraged by the situation in Burma, where a military junta has imposed a 19-year reign of fear.
Today, President Bush announced a series of steps to help bring peaceful change to Burma. The President urges the United Nations and all nations to use their diplomatic and economic leverage to help the Burmese people reclaim their freedom. The United States will:
Tighten economic sanctions on the leaders of the regime and their financial backers. Impose an expanded visa ban on those responsible for the most egregious violations of human rights, as well as their family members.
Facilitate the efforts of humanitarian groups working to alleviate suffering in Burma.
The United Nations must insist on free speech, free assembly, and, ultimately, free and competitive elections in Cuba as the nation transitions from the long dictatorship of Fidel Castro.
The United Nations must insist on freedom for the people of Zimbabwe. President Robert Mugabe’s government has cracked down violently on peaceful calls for reform, and forced millions to flee their homeland.
The United Nations must live up to its promise to promptly deploy peacekeeping forces to Darfur. The U.S. has provided more than $2 billion in humanitarian and peacekeeping aid to Darfur since 2005, and has responded to the repression in Sudan and genocide in the Darfur region with tough sanctions against those responsible for the violence. The President looks forward to attending a Security Council meeting on Peace and Security in Africa, chaired by French President Nicolas Sarkozy.
Mahmoud was not impressed much, either.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad checks his watch as President Bush, not pictured, addresses the United Nations General Assembly session at the United Nations headquarters, Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2007. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
President Bush will meet with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki later today.
German Chancellor Angela Merckel is also addressing the UN today.
More… The UN is a joke.