In spite of the fact that Iran not only had nothing to do with 9/11, officially condemned the attack and hosted a one million strong demonstration against the attack in its immediate aftermath, the Right is ramping up its Iran bashing.
The argument given is that Iran is arming those who are attacking US forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, in spite of the absence of evidence and in some cases, even contradictions from those in positions to know.
The appearance of Ahmadinejad at Columbia University has also got the war lovers in a lather. Glenn Reynolds recently wrote:
Plus, the San Jose Mercury News on Stanford’s McCarthyism. “Universities should be paragons for the open exchange of ideas, even if they’re controversial or unpopular. And all connected with private and public university communities should protect that ideal.”
Which is it? Open exchange of ideas or not?
It’s so funny when the wingnuts start tripping over each other.