Thursday, September 24, 2009

Harper boycotts Ahmadinejad's speech... and Obama's

We've all heard by now how our illustrious PM wants to show how enlightened he is by boycotting the address to the UN General Assembly by Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, ostensibly based on the latter's comments about the Holocaust. Well, as pogge points out, he's undermining this by not showing up at Obama's speech either:

Prime Minister Stephen Harper, travelling in the United States this week, will be a no-show during U.S. President Barack Obama's address to the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday morning.

The White House press office says Mr. Obama's speech starts at 9:15 a.m., but the Prime Minister's Office says Mr. Harper is scheduled to be back in Canada for an event in Oakville, Ont, at 11:30 a.m.

The reason? Mr. Harper's making a stop at something called the Tim Hortons Innovation Centre.

Source. I hope he enjoys the donuts... Well no, actually I hope he chokes to death on one, but whatever.

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