Monday, September 24, 2007

Columbia President Introduces
Ahmadinejad at Columbia University

"The state of Israel cannot continue its life."
"Israel should be wiped off the map."

Those statements (translated) remarks of President Ahmadinejad's were quoted by Lee Bollinger, Columbia University President. Bollinger even recognized that Ahmadinejad's country was a supporter of terrorism and terrorist groups.

I'm impressed. This sort of unequivocal expression of plain fact is hardly what I would have expected.

President Bollinger even got applause.

And cheers, as he left tho podium.

Of course, President Ahmadinejad, as the rebutting speaker is being given the superior rhetorical position.

We'll see how this goes.

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Related posts, on Individuals and the War on Terror.

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Even resources which, in my opinion, are simply inaccurate are sometimes useful: these can give valuable insights into why some people or groups believe what they do.

In short, It is my opinion that some of the resources in this blogroll are neither accurate, nor unbiased. I do, however, believe that they are useful in understanding the War on Terror, the many versions of Islam, terrorism, and related topics.