Category Archives: Iran

The King Of Recycling

Untitled document Seymour Hersh is the undisputed king of green. He recycles everything. Especially his stories. In a series of public statements in recent months, President Bush and members of his Administration have redefined the war in Iraq, to an … Continue reading

Posted in Iran, Left Wing, Media | 2 Comments

Deterrence

Untitled document During the Cold War the United States and Russia managed to refrain from launching nuclear weapons at each other no matter how tense things got between the two superpowers. This was accomplished mainly by one, simple if awful … Continue reading

Posted in Iran | 2 Comments

Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes

Untitled document Charles Krauthammer notes the huge change in French foreign policy toward both the United States and Iran. He also notes the change in Congress, which is even more important. The recognition that Iran is acting against the US … Continue reading

Posted in Iran, World news | 4 Comments

Ahmadinejad Flips UN The Bird

Untitled document For all intents and purposes, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad flipped the UN off today with his speech to the General Assembly. So much for Columbia teaching his a lesson, eh? UNITED NATIONS – Iranian leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad declared Tuesday that … Continue reading

Posted in Iran | Comments Off on Ahmadinejad Flips UN The Bird

Poking The Tiger In A Cage

Untitled document Bret Stephens, writing in the Opinion Journal, is not impressed with Columbia University's invitation of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to speak there. He looks at their justifications and finds them seriously lacking. He imagines what an appearance by Hitler at … Continue reading

Posted in Bad Ideas, Iran, The Ivory Tower | 3 Comments

One Reason I Think Columbia Made A Mistake

Untitled document Yes, Lee Bollinger did a masterful smackdown of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Yes, he exposed a lot of the mad ravings of Iran's president for what they are – mad ravings. All to the good, in the great scheme of … Continue reading

Posted in Iran, The Ivory Tower | 6 Comments

No Gays In Iran

Untitled document Mahmoud Ahmadinejad revealing that there are no gays in Iran:   Since we know that there were gays – (Graphic content warning at link)  before they were executed – does this mean that they are all finished with … Continue reading

Posted in Iran, The Ivory Tower | 2 Comments

Partial Redemption?

Untitled document UPDATE: At the top this time. Here's the video. Bollinger did hammer Ahmadinejad. Gerard Vanderluen thinks Bollinger deserves an apology, too. I'm sorry, I still disagree. Yes, Bollinger smacked Ahmadinejad down hard – and it was well done. … Continue reading

Posted in Iran | 7 Comments

Lies, Damned Lies And Ahmadinejad

Untitled document Ahmadinejad defends Iran's rights record NEW YORK – Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad defended his nation's human rights record on Monday as hundreds of protesters gathered outside the U.N. and Columbia University to protest appearances by the hard-line leader. … Continue reading

Posted in Iran, The Ivory Tower | 2 Comments

Protesters Out In Force For Ahmadinejad

Untitled document WCBS is reporting that protesters are already out in large numbers around Columbia University. Many of the protests are being led by elected officials and community leaders. There are a lot of very angry people who are quite … Continue reading

Posted in Iran | Comments Off on Protesters Out In Force For Ahmadinejad

At Least One Voice Of Dissent

Untitled document The dean of the Columbia Law School, David Schizer, has publicly denounced the invitation of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to speak at Columbia. This event raises deep and complicated issues about how best to express our commitment to intellectual freedom, … Continue reading

Posted in Iran, The Ivory Tower | 2 Comments

None So Blind

Untitled document Klein Halevi has an op-ed in today's Opinion Journal discussing Germany's odd stance toward Iran. Halevi reports that while on a tour of Europe talking about the situation in Iran he found that every European government is seriously … Continue reading

Posted in Iran, World news | Comments Off on None So Blind

A Perversion Of Academic Freedom

Untitled document The New York Daily News unloads on Columbia University dean John Coatsworth, the man who infamously has defended inviting Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to speak by saying he'd extend the same courtesy to Adolph Hitler. Coatsworth's efforts to justify his … Continue reading

Posted in Iran, The Ivory Tower | 2 Comments

Decision-Making By Wishful Thinking

Untitled document Walter Reich, former director of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, looks at the misuse of memorials to human atrocity to provide photo-ops for political purposes. He finds it as wrong today as it was when it caused him … Continue reading

Posted in Civilization, Iran | Comments Off on Decision-Making By Wishful Thinking

The Company You Keep

Untitled document Well, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is coming to visit. He'll visit Columbia University, that has lower standards of tolerance than Dwight Eisenhower did. Much lower. Then he'll go and speak at the UN again. Which, as even the Associated Press … Continue reading

Posted in Iran, World news | 5 Comments