It was a wild day at the United Nations. Three big speeches. Three very different views on our world.
President Obama spoke for the first time at the U.N. But what has everyone talking are the speeches by Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. There were a lot of empty seats when Gadhafi and Ahmadinejad had their turn at the mike. Many delegates didn't want to hear them speak.
Colonel Gadhafi spoke for a rambling 96 minutes. Here are some of Gadhafi's key points:
- The U.N. Security Council should be called the "terror council."
– H1N1/Swine flu is a military tool and a weapon of proliferation.
– The Taliban should be able to form an Islamic emirate and not be an enemy, just like the Vatican.
– U.N. headquarters should be moved outside New York so that everyone does not have to deal with U.S. Security.
That's not all. He also talked about the assassination of Pres. Kennedy and more. We'll have the highlights for you.
We'll also dig deeper on Ahmadinejad's message to the world just a couple hours ago. He covered everything from the world economy to Israel and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Iranian leader also had some choice words aimed at the U.N.
Pres. Obama seemed to scold the U.N., as well. "The United Nations can either be a place where we bicker about outdated grievances, or forge common ground; a place where we focus on what drives us apart, or what brings us together," Mr. Obama said.
He also made it clear he's nothing like his predecessor, former president George W. Bush.
"Every nation must know: America will live its values and we will lead by example," Pres. Obama said.
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