Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s visit to Columbia University was a fascinating insight into free speech in action (though one Haaretz commentator feared that Israel was the loser of his presentation, as if openly discussing Middle East issues threatens the poor, helpless Jewish state.) More on his talk here and here.
The Zionist lobby worked itself into a lather before Ahmadinejad even arrived and denounced him again after he spoke. A wonderful look, boys.
The Iranian leader isn’t especially clever, or worldly or witty, and his refusal to accept the Jewish Holocaust is morally repugnant, but what about this constant refrain?
“Why is it that the Palestinian people are paying the price for an event [the Holocaust] they had nothing to do with?”
Tragically, he has a valid point (unless, of course, you follow the US media’s hysterical attempt to turn Ahmadinejad into Public Enemy Number 1.)