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Proud Provenance of A’Mad’s Invitation to Columbia

Some city and state politicians in New York are so mad at the Iranian president’s welcome at Columbia that they are vowing, in the words of one, to “look at everything” connected with the campus.


The editors of the New York Sun suggest starting with the university’s


little-noticed admission last week that the university did not initiate the invitation to Mr. Ahmadinejad but that the invitation was initiated by the Iranian embassy at the U.N. It is part of the same diplomatic service on whose premises in Buenos Aires the Amia bombing was plotted in Argentina.


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