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Monday, September 24, 2007

Ahmadinejad at Columbia

Good article by Juan Cole, from the U of M.

See my other posts on the western media's treatment of Ahmadinejad.


MOM said...


I think Ahmadinejad was correct about what he said about the President of Columbia; he was not treated with the respect due him from his host...duh, the one who invited him there. Bollinger is the one who came off as a "nut" case. What a bunch of crock--to appear to invite free speech and then begin the introduction to the speech that way!


scottie said...

Pat Buchanan was interviewed by Chris Matthews yesterday. You would not believe the media frenzy about this invitation over here. It was nuts.

Anyway, Buchanan defended Ahmadinejad to a degree by saying he never denied the Holocaust, he only said the Ahmadinejad's words were "If the Europeans did it to the Jews, why should the Palestinians be made to suffer?"

Chris Matthews also said that the Bollinger was saving face with his screed, to protect alumni contributions, etc.

When Ahamdinejad scolded Bollinger for saying that invited guests are not insulted in his country, the audience applauded, so that was good.

It is fear , plain and simple.

The guy did not say Iran will wipe Israel off the map.

He did not say there was no Holocaust.

These are media inventions to galvanize a lemming public to support another ill-fated war.

And again, for reasons not so above-board!