I'll bet the Bush White House is thrilled with the reaction to Ahmadinejad's appearance here. Apparently, their months-long strategy to turn him into a bogeyman has worked. I say, let him speak. Better to know how ridiculous he is. Keeping him silent keeps him dangerous, and mysterious (just how the White House likes him).
Ahmadinejad speaks at Columbia amid protests
Controversial Iranian leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad spoke to a packed audience of students and academics in an extraordinary event at Columbia University Monday afternoon, as protests swirled outside and a media frenzy engulfed the school.
In remarks that veered between sermon and stump speech Ahmadinejad quoted freely from the Quran, warning of the corrupting influence of the material world and sidestepping questions on his call for the destruction of Israel and his denial of the Holocaust. . .
Read on at: Newsday.com
And how ridiculous is this guy? Watch and learn.