I applaud the decision by U.S. Ambassador Vernon A. Walters, Pearl Bailey and the entire U.S. delegation to walk out during Ortega's anti-American tirade at the United Nations (Part I, Oct. 9). Walters and Bailey expressed the feelings of many Americans who are tired of the U.N. being used as a sounding board for anti-American sentiments. For too long the U.N. has been a platform for launching attacks on our country, citizens and leaders.
Walters, Bailey and the others in the delegation sent a signal to the rest of the world; the U.S. will no longer be used as a doormat and we will not tolerate lies and derision by foreign dictators.