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Thursday, September 20, 2007

Ahmadinejad & Columbia

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The Big Trunk / Power Line:
Columbia's disgrace — There is a suicidal mania that grips elite opinion in the United States. It is exemplified nowhere better than in our elite educational institutions. Today, for example, Columbia University has issued the following statement to its alumni [..]

Columbia and President Bollinger are a disgrace. They welcome to their campus a man who is a ringleader in the seizure of American hostages, a terrorist, the president of a terrorist regime, and the representative of a regime responsible at present for the deaths of American soldiers on the field of battle. Columbia's prattle about free speech may be a tale told by an idiot, but it signifies something. And President Bollinger is a fool who is not excused from the dishonor he brings to his institution and his fellow citizens by the fact that he doesn't know what he is doing.


RELATED:
ABC 7 Eyewitness News:
Iranian president intends to visit Ground Zero — Iranian mission says he'll go despite NYPD rejection — Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad requested to visit Ground Zero during an upcoming trip to New York. That request was rejected Wednesday. But a source tells Eyewitness News that the decision may not stop him.

New York Post:
JUST SHOVE YOUR WREATH — CITY TO IRAN PREZ: STAY THE HELL AWAY FROM GROUND ZERO

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