Monday, September 24, 2007

Columbia's President Lays the Smackdown!

After receiving a ton of criticism, Columbia University President Lee Bollinger delivered a blistering introduction of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Bollinger told Ahmadinejad that he exhibits "all the signs of a petty and cruel dictator." [PWNED]

This LA Times article notes that the "strident and personal nature of his attack on the president of Iran was startling."

Though it may have been a bit startling, it was certainly deserved. All I have to say is: Welcome to America, President Ahmadinejad! In a functioning republican democracy, the president must always answer tough questions, unless the question pertains to WMDs in Iraq, government wiretapping, the Katrina disaster, or the whereabouts of Osama bin Laden. Questions from the legislature and the press may also be ignored. Everything else is fair game!


Kyle said...

Well you know I have been iffy on the Iranian president's visit (as evidenced by the Hitler post below), but I haven't definitely been 'for' or 'against' it, just vacillating.

Hearing his blistering introduction though, pretty much sold me on it. Pwnage indeed.

Afshin said...

Also wasn't Columbia's president promised that a couple of political prisoners would be freed by allowing Ahmadinijihad speak at the Uni?