It’s now been 2 days since the President of Iran spoke at a New York university, and it has been interesting watching the commentary. I actually haven’t seen much in the way of support for how Columbia university handled the situation, but perhaps folks like Rush Limbaugh and his ilk are taking that up.
The big news was how the university President opened the event, and introduced the President of Iran, with a 19-minute speech criticizing the man. Personally, I thought this was pretty bad taste. It’s completely obvious the university felt under pressure since there was a small uproar that they even invited him. But, to open a “debate” with an invited opponent in this way is very bad taste and seemed almost cowardly.
Here’s a bit of commentary arguing that Ahmadinejad came off the winner in this whole game: Smartest Man in the Room
And finally, even Donald Trump thinks the whole thing was a sham.