And what's the problem with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad speaking at Columbia University? Don't we believe in free speech? Don't we want to hear him speak and open up to questions from the audience?
Ahmadinejad says "Due to certain issues, the American people in the past years have been denied correct and clear information about global developments and are eager to hear different opinions."
Is he right? I don't know, so why deny him a forum? Will he convince anyone regarding his hateful rhetoric? Not anyone who doesn't already believe the way he does.
And here's a question that brings up something more important than all this stuff about the U.N. and Columbia: What's with that beige jacket he's always wearing? I think he needs to stop off at Barney's when he's in town.Columbia University President Lee Bollinger has resisted requests to cancel the event but promised to introduce the talk himself with a series of tough questions on topics including Ahmadinejad's views on the Holocaust, his call for the destruction of the state of Israel and his government's alleged support of terrorism. (Washington Post)