Good. The organization’s basically just a legitimacy bank for illiberal regimes to draw on when they need political capital. Watching it cut this singular bottom-feeder a check by letting him speak will make quite an impression on some of its western creditors.
In the long run, the UN is, shall we say, a credit risk.
Besides, he’s spoken there before. Remember the “magic light” that progressives didn’t freak out about because Ahmadinejad’s not a Christian? Here’s a PDF transcript of his remarks to the General Assembly last September; wade through the hosannas about how Iran is the embodiment of “true democracy” and you’ll find these two passages:
After September 11, a particular radical group was accused of terrorist activities — although it was never explained how such huge intelligence gathering and security organizations failed to prevent such an extensive and well planned operation.
From the beginning of time, humanity has longed for the day when justice, peace, equality and compassion envelop the world. All of us can contribute to the establishment of such a world. When that day comes, the ultimate promise of all Divine religions will be fulfilled with the emergence of a perfect human being who is heir to all prophets and pious men. He will lead the world to justice and absolute peace.
Here’s some more justice and peace for you from earlier this year. Keep drawing off that bank, buddy. The more, the better.