I’m sure Jimmy Carter tried like hell to get there in time.
The U.N. General Assembly granted a request from North Korea and held a moment of silence on Thursday for Kim Jong-il, the country’s former leader who died on Saturday, though Western envoys said they would boycott it.
Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, president of the 193-nation General Assembly, saying he was following existing practice, led the moment of silence before an assembly meeting at 3 p.m. EST.
He offered condolences to the people of North Korea.
UN lifers probably loved Kim Jong Il because he saw to it that his country was environmentally-friendly and didn’t waste electricity. This photo is Al Gore approved: