Propaganda Much?

by Nathan Harden

Students at Columbia University are reportedly planning to dine with the celebrated Iranian tyrant Mahmoud Ahmadinejad during his upcoming visit to New York. Meanwhile, after two years, he continues to hold two American hikers hostage, demanding $1 million for their release.

According to the Columbia Spectator, the school’s newspaper, as many as 15 members of the Columbia International Relations Council and Association were invited.

CIRCA vice president of academics, Tim Chan, told the paper the Sept. 21 meeting is still tentative and none of the members expressed any reservations about breaking bread with the controversial Iranian leader.

Meanwhile, Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal, two American hikers jailed for over two years in Iran on espionage charges, could be freed “in a couple of days.”

Congratulations, Columbia students and faculty, on continuing the legacy of appeasement at our nation’s leading universities.

I hope there’s a nice warm and fuzzy photo op after the dinner.

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