England is finished. It cannot stand for itself, how could it stand against jihad? It can't stand against the jihad in its own country. I am proud of the US, thankful that Obama did the right thing. America stood against genocidal annihilationists and the world followed suit. Which is why it was so important that the US take such a stand. Canada pulled out in January 2008.
In the struggle between good and evil, the lines are drawn.
The US walked out on Durban I. This is worse.
The Durban conference became notorious for its unbridled attacks on Israel, led by Iran and a number of other Arab states.
This time, a number of countries are awaiting a final decision by America — which has agreed to send a delegation to Geneva for an organisational meeting in the next few days — before they clarify their position. Jewish NGOs held an informal meeting on Sunday before the start of the conference to agree their strategy.
They were waiting for the US -- the Brits didn't have the spine to stand up. They live on their knees.
Britain’s Foreign Office Minister Lord Malloch-Brown said on Tuesday: “If we can’t go forward now, we will withdraw. I was at the first conference. I have never seen such a disgraceful event in quite a long international life.”
And they are going!
Later, he said: “There are red lines that need to be made for us to participate. The US is in the same position as most of Europe. We are not going to stand idly by and allow this racist stuff to get through and be seen as acceptable. We are not going to have it.”
At a dinner for delegates on Monday night, Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini said: “We will not send an Italian delegation [if it is the same as Durban 2001], but we will try to harmonise our position with other countries who are the friends of Jews. But we will leave a decision until the last minute.”
Italy is out.
(IsraelNN.com) Holland and Germany announced Sunday that they will boycott the ‘Durban 2’ conference in Geneva. The Dutch and Germans join Israel, the U.S., Canada, Australia and Italy in boycotting the United Nations event that will be opened on Monday with a speech by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
Caricature handed out at Durban 1 conference (from eyeontheun.org)
UPDATE: There's one in every crowd: As the United States and other world leaders pull out of Durban II Conference, Swiss President chooses to meet with Holocaust denier Ahmadinejad
Other nations such as Germany are waiting until the last moment to decide whether to participate or not. U.S. President Barack Obama said on Sunday that the United States had decided to boycott the conference because the draft for the summit risked declaring "hypocritical allegations" against Israel. The text affirms in total the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action from 2001. This text singled out Israel’s treatment of the Palestinians as racist.
The conference is chaired by Libya with Iran and Cuba serving as the vice chairs.  The Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is one of the few world leaders who are scheduled to address the gathering.
President Ahmadinejad has threatened to “wipe Israel off the map” and denies the Holocaust. Iran is a major supporter of the terrorist organizations Hamas and Hezbollah  and defied the international community by refusing to end its enrichment program.
Swiss President Hans-Rudolf Merz is meeting with Ahmadinejad tonight, Sunday, April 19, 2009