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Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Ahmedinejad and Columbia

Posted at The Right Angle http://humanevents.com/rightangle/
— 09-24-2007 @ 04:19 PM

I admit to being somewhat torn about Ahmedinejad speaking at Columbia. Like Cal Thomas in today's front page article at Human Events, I'm irritated that he got invited to Columbia and evidently spoke without interruption or heckling, while conservatives, border security advocates etc, are either disinvited or get the "hecklers veto".

On the other hand, I think our people should hear him.

People in this fat, happy, lucky country of ours just don't believe in evil anymore. Notice how people either avoid using the word - or use it in such a loose sense that it doesn't mean anything.

Our people need to hear it, see it and get close enough to look into the eyes of a man who would kill you without a second thought - for what? Having different opinions about religion? Refusing to acknowledge the superiority of his civilization? Any reason that you could comprehend at all?

The problem of our country today is, that we have had the good life for so long now that we've forgotten that there really are people like that in the world - and that a small but significant number of our own people find the idea of that kind of power exciting.


  • At 9:49 PM, Blogger Galt-In-Da-Box said…

    Other than the anti-sodomite statements, all the whackjob did was regurgitate the same Democratic Party talking points you would hear on our fascist Senate floor, or a big-3 evening news telecast.
    Airheads like "Gen." Wesley Clark still think we should "open a meaningful dialogue" with this stripe of murdering Islamic fanatic, while chickenhawks on the "right" wing radio chats keep beating war-drums.
    Here's a thought: Let's not give them anything! Not our money for their oil, not phat gimmees to feed their starved that never get to them, not a red cent til all their religion-of-hate schools are closed, and their terrorist training camps are shut down.
    It's a lot cheaper and easier to defeat an enemy you are no longer feeding!


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