What could be better for a university student than the opportunity to meet with a foreign despot? Columbia University students will have that honor when they dine with Iran’s Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
He and his nation recruit, train, and arm terrorists who kill American soldiers. He was likely one of the Iranian terrorists who held Americans hostage in 1979-1981. He denies the Holocaust and claims America planned 9/11 to save the economy. His extremist Islamic nation gives citizens few real rights.
Time to invite him to dinner.
Columbia University invited 15 student members of the Columbia International Relations Council and Association to a dinner in midtown. According to the organization’s VP the dinner is still tentative, but none of the invited students expressed reservations at breaking bread with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
Stalin called people, who would dine with despots like Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, useful idiots. They’ll pay lip service to criticizing his 9/11 comments while they share a meal with him. They’ll even pay for the meal. They’ll likely gush over his releasing two Americans held as spies in Iran for over two years. He hasn’t pardoned or released them, but he talks about it. They’ll find him charismatic and fascinating. Never mind he leads his nation as Iran helps kill American soldiers.
The CIRCA web site, oddly, lists 0 events during which Columbia treated U.S. soldiers to dinner. U.S. soldiers travel and serve around the world. They’ve lived among cultures CIRCA finds interesting. U.S. soldiers could speak on cultures and conflicts involving different cultures. But CIRCA doesn’t find U.S. soldiers as interesting as the man responsible for many of their deaths.
If only more colleges offered students such exciting opportunities.