This morning the President of Iran Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will be giving a speech to the students and alumni at Columbia University in New York. This is to me, a slap in the face of Americans everywhere. This man that is the President of Iran presides over a terrorist sponsoring state and hosts parades through the streets of his capitol city Tehran chanting the standard “death to America, death to America”. Now President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has come to America to give a speech to the United Nations General Assembly. The United States is bound by treaty to let the Iranian President make his speech at that unremarkable body of bureaucrats.
President Ahmadinejad also wanted to visit the site where the World trade Towers once stood and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who has never been noted for much common sense or backbone said he would provide a Police escort for President Ahmadinejad to go to that site. A firestorm of criticism erupted over that poorly thought out idea and the mayor cancelled his offer to President Ahmadinejad and refused to give him permission to visit the site. That a boy, Mayor Bloomberg, that’s the true tradition of the wishy-washy, say anything to get elected politician we’ve all come to despise.
My take on all of this is; President Ahmadinejad has the right by treaty to come to the United States to address the United Nations General Assembly there is nothing short of creating an international incident that can stop him from attending this function.
It is my opinion and the opinion of many others that do exhibit some common sense that it is a very dim-witted idea to let President Ahmadinejad give a speech at Columbia University. We already know that the Iranian President believes the United States is the “Great Satan’ and thinks we are evil defilers of Islam. We already know that the Iranian President wishes “Death to American” and has made it a slogan for Iranian license plates and dinnerware. Inviting Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to speak before Columbia University is a blatant disregard of American sensibilities and decency. It is also a hefty contribution by providing free advertising for the radical Islamist terrorism that Ahmadinejad espouses.
Free speech is a right that is guaranteed to the citizens of the United States of America by US Constitution. Those freedoms do not extend to tyrants from other nations that wish to destroy us and our freedoms. Even the New York Times didn’t give the American citizen traitors and tyrants at Move on dot org free advertising in their “We hate General Petraeus” ad they ran just days ago.
The Sick Rose
O Rose, thou art sick!
The invisible worm
That flies in the night,
In the howling storm,
Has found out thy bed
Of crimson joy,
And his dark secret love
Does thy life destroy.