Monday, September 24, 2007

Columbia President Bollinger Confronts Iran's Leader with the Awful Truth

The AT nomination for Quote of the Day comes from Lee Bollinger, president of Columbia University in New York City. Bollinger has been widely criticized for allowing Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to speak at Columbia.

Bollinger has defended the invitation, saying that Ahmadinejad would be challenged when he spoke on campus. Today Bollinger lived up to that promise with an introduction that included this sentence:
Mr. President, you exhibit all the signs of a petty and cruel dictator.
Ah yes, the joys of plain, unambiguous speech.

1 comment:

Jeff Shaw said...

What was the response? I'm dying to know.

I agree with the Columbia on letting him speak.

Why? Among other reasons, because in order find out how petty and cruel someone is, they have to be allowed to speak. Otherwise, they will exercise their madness in silence, to the detriment of civilization.