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More Speech, In Brief

9:21 AM, Jun 4, 2009 • By RACHEL ABRAMS
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I think the two most significant things about that speech were these: first, the hour-long spectacle of pandering anodynity limning the whole "we are the world" catalogue was delivered from a platform in a police state whose own citizens are routinely imprisoned for saying less; and second, aside from that levelled, as Steve Hayes points out below, against this country, his greatest portion of criticism was reserved for the only nation in that otherwise benighted region that actually does believe in human rights and practices democracy, namely Israel. What a disgrace. He should save the apologies for his own shortcomings and get on with the governing, such as it is.