Monday, September 24, 2007
Columbia's Mahmoud Show
And they say college is a place where people go to get smart.
Unless you've been living under a rock for the past few days, you know that the formerly prestigious Columbia University has seen fit to give the Islamofacist Murdering Thug President of Iran, the less than honorable Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, a forum in which to spout his nutter views.
They have done this under the guise of at least two "freedoms" about which they understand little. First Columbia claims "Freedom of Speech" as a justification for their Mahmoud show. On this issue Columbia's argument doesn't hold water. Yes, every American is guaranteed the freedom to speak without government restriction. I took a look at the first amendment today, and I can't find any reference to that freedom being given to America's enemies visiting mid-town Manhattan. I also can't find a single instance where the head of state of a nation responsible for killing Americans over the past 30 years has been welcomed with open arms by a center for higher learning.
Columbia's second "freedom" cited in their justification for Mahmoud's meet and greet is "Academic Freedom". Evidently they are more interested in asking questions of a man who would just as soon wipe Israel off the map - a man who thinks what Hitler did to the Jews in World War II was a good start. Add to that the fact Columbia's Dean says - given the opportunity he would have let Hitler have the same forum in 1939. No, I'm not making this up. Listen for yourself.
Among the former presidents of Columbia you'll find Dwight D. Eisenhower. I wonder how he'd feel about the Dean's posthumous invitation.
I'm getting rather tired of Mahmoud. I'm weary of his tin-pot banging rhetoric, his pursuit of the ultimate WMD, and generally having to see his face. I think IMAO has the right idea.
I think Mahmoud is in for a little surprise when he takes to the streets of New York today. In Iran, Mahmoud pretty much controls what he's exposed to. His delusional mind probably thinks he'll be warmly welcomed and embraced by the American people. Well, I took a look at some of New York City's welcoming committee, and this was the tamest group I could find.
Welcome to New York, Mahmoud. Can we call you Mahmmy? I understand there's a vacant lot in Queens that's been made ready for your arrival.
Here endeth the lesson.