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Understanding that the Power to change this great nation does not come from Washington, D.C.

“Our forefathers birthed this great nation in a spirit of faith – not a mandate telling us what to believe, but an acknowledgement that divine providence pervades our world.

I firmly believe the greatness of our nation then, does not come from our government or politicians, but lies in the hopeful, optimistic spirit of everyday Americans. Americans who acknowledge that providence has set us apart.”
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Mahmoud’s Excellent Adventure

Here is CNN’s introduction to Ahmadinejad’s excellent adventure at Columbia University…

Columbia University President Lee Bollinger excoriated Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Monday, going through a long list of documented actions and remarks by the firebrand Iranian leader and his government.

“Mr. President, you exhibit all the signs of a petty and cruel dictator,” Bollinger said to applause from many of the 600 people in the room for a speech from the Iranian leader.

Bollinger cited the Iranian government’s “brutal crackdown” on dissidents, public executions, executions of minors and other actions.

And he assailed Ahmadinejad’s “denying” of the Holocaust as “ridiculous” and “dangerous propaganda.” He called the Iranian leader either brazenly provocative “or astonishingly uneducated.”

“The truth is that the Holocaust is the most documented event in human history,” he said.

He said he doubted Ahmadinejad would show the intellectual courage to answer the questions before him.

Lee Bollinger is right. Mahmoud is a cruel and petty dictator. He is also a liar.

CNN is right. Dr. Bollinger displayed all of the condescending self-importance of one who in his arrogance, expected a straight answer from a person who has publicly never given a straight answer.

Not only did Mahmoud lie repeatedly, but he did not answer any of the “tough” questions posed by Bollinger.

So what was accomplished?

Mahmoud used the forum and prestige of Columbia University to give the patina of respectability to a cruel and petty dictator and state sponsor of terrorism. Today, Lee Bollinger helped Mahmoud to elevate his stature at home and abroad.

Lee Bollinger won the hearts and minds of liberals around the world by appearing to be a tough and principled advocate of the First Amendment. In doing so, his wine and cheese social calendar will be booked for months to come. As long as dangerous groups like ROTC, and The Minutemen are banned and/or shouted down at Columbia U, then the liberal interpretation of the First Amendment is safe for another generation.

Shame on Lee Bollinger. Shame on Columbia. It is time for regime change in Iran, and at Columbia University.

See also: Intolerance in the name of tolerance

The take from BBC,

From Associated Press

Ummah News: So much for Free Speech in Iran —

Iran’s judiciary has sealed off the offices of a popular news Web site critical of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s policies after journalists continued to update it despite official filtering, the Web site said.

Rights groups and diplomats say there is a broad crackdown on dissenting voices in the Islamic state. The authorities deny such moves, saying they allow free speech.”

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