Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad yesterday challenged the audience at Columbia University to look into "who was truly involved" in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, while defending his right to question established Holocaust history, and denying the existence of gay Iranians.
He must also believe in the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, and have friends renting space in Area 51.
The Iranian head of state was chagrinned over his treatment on campus, which he considered disrespectful. That comes with the territory, and he's not getting any better or worse treatment than President Bush receives from 70% of the American public on any given day.
Get over it.
This is what freedom of speech is all about--and why Ahmadinejad was able to speak from the stage of the University in the first place. What was hoped by the Iranian government to be a political coup in fact became an occasion for international embarassment of its leader.
Today California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger will sign legislation prohibiting that state's investments in companies doing business with Iran because of its support of terrorists.
Say what you want; actions speak louder than words.
On both sides of the ocean.