Ahmadinejad: Welcome to America

Gelding President of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad whined to Christian Amanpour on CNN this morning about his reception at Columbia University.

Speaking of the protestors, “It is obvious that they were under pressure from various political factions to be there.” And regarding the protests and welcome in general, “There are many things I wished did not happen.”

Well welcome to America Mr. Ahmadinejad. That is the very essence of free speech. Take THAT lesson back with you to the 18th century backwater of a country you don’t even really lead. Free speech, nigh, freedom in general is a tough thing to maintain – take it from us – we’re having enough difficulty on our own – but the way to a free people is to celebrate their ability to confront you with questions that you wish you did not have to deal with.

The foolish rumblings from the right wing continue today, even though it seems as though the White House was A-OK with Ahmadinejad’s visit. Curious to me, except that since Columbia (and in fact the vast, vast majority of institutions of higher learning) are predominantly left-leaning – so any controversy that floats there way will certainly be seen in a positive light on Pennsylvania Ave.


  1. Wahoo says:

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