Bollinger Blasts Ahmadinejad

Columbia University received a fair share of criticism for hosting an event featuring Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Columbia President Lee C. Bollinger, nevertheless, made good on his promise to pull no punches with Ahmadinejad. Here’s how President ended his opening remarks:

“I am only a professor, who is also a university president, and today I feel all the weight of the modern civilized world yearning to express the revulsion at what you stand for. I only wish I could do better.”

Good for President Bollinger. Here’s the AP coverage: “Ahmadinejad Questions 9/11, Holocaust.”

(HT: Jeffrey Weiss)

5 Responses to Bollinger Blasts Ahmadinejad

  1. dorsey September 24, 2007 at 6:52 pm #

    If he had thrown a couple articular infinitives in there, it would have been perfect.

  2. Andy Naselli September 24, 2007 at 10:36 pm #

    Hey, Denny, I really appreciate your site. Many thanks.

    Here are a some other perspectives worth considering at National Review Online w.r.t. Ahmadinejad: 1, 2, and href=””>3.

  3. paul September 25, 2007 at 12:53 am #


    another perspective, besides Denny’s is to be found at National Review?

    This is like saying someone is eclectic because they like country AND western.

  4. Lucas Knisely September 25, 2007 at 6:20 am #

    I heard that ROTC and others have been blocked from coming to the campus. The whole situation has my stomach unsettled.

  5. stephen September 25, 2007 at 11:58 pm #

    I am sure the Iranian government fed their citizens a much different spin on the whole affair. For Ahmadinejad this is another victory.

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