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Delegates walk out on Ahmadinejad

At the controversial U.N. anti-racism conference in Geneva today, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad quite predictably began railing about how the Holocaust had been used as a pretext for establishing a "totally racist state" — Israel — in the Middle East. Dozens of delegates promptly stormed out of the conference hall: Embedded video from <a href="http://www.cnn.com/video" ...

At the controversial U.N. anti-racism conference in Geneva today, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad quite predictably began railing about how the Holocaust had been used as a pretext for establishing a "totally racist state" — Israel — in the Middle East. Dozens of delegates promptly stormed out of the conference hall:

Earlier in the speech, a heckler put a new spin on the "shoe-ing" trend by "clown-nosing" Ahmadinejad:

Israel is still fuming about the conference, even recalling their ambassador from Switzerland in protest. But in a lot of ways, Ahmadinejad’s speech and the delegates’ reaction to it was the best PR Israel could ever have hoped for. 

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