New York - -When the head of Columbia University suggested that free speech was banned in Tehran, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad not only disagreed, he also invited Lee C. Bollinger to come and see for himself.
The retort won Ahmadinejad applause on the New York campus and accolades back home. For Bollinger, the sharp remarks he made in introducing Ahmadinejad were meant to kick off a lively debate. But three months later, they have kept Columbia roiling.
Pretty sad when you've got students of your own country praising a terrorist leader, who has called America the Great Satan", who supplied weapons for the destruction of innocent men, women and their children, and who has ties with those whom carried out barbaric attacks on our beautiful country a little over six years ago.
If our Leaders had any sense then they would realize that that school isn't fit to be in operation, and it should be shut down.