Thursday, September 07, 2006

What's Going on Here?

No one will soon forget Yale’s joke of a decision to admit the former mouthpiece of the murderous Taliban inside its classrooms.

But now, in an apparent game of one-upmanship, Harvard is trying to steal away Yale's "Head-in-the-Sand" crown from its longtime rival by giving a platform to Mohammed Khatemi, the former president of Iran—on the eve of the fifth anniversary of September 11th no less.

As The New York Sun wrote:

The John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, fresh from having established itself as a headwater of anti-Israel agitation, is choosing to mark the fifth anniversary of the terrorist attacks in an astounding way — by hosting Mohammed Khatemi, a former president of Iran, an enemy state levying a terrorist war against America. Mr. Khatemi has been invited to speak on, of all things, "Ethics of Tolerance in the Age of Violence." The title insults the intelligence of all those who would attend. What in the world is a man who presided over the July 9, 1999, crackdown on Tehran University, where hundreds of students were arrested and tortured, doing speaking about "tolerance" at a university?

What a disgusting way for Harvard to mark the fifth anniversary of the outbreak of a war that has claimed thousands of American lives and is still in full tilt...