Video: Ahmadinejad at Columbia; Update: Columbia speech “OK with me” says Bush

posted at 1:38 pm on September 24, 2007 by Allahpundit

It’s supposed to be streaming at CBS NY, WNBC, and ABC 7 but I can’t get any to play at the moment. Anyone have any feeds they know are working?

Update: The NBC feed is working. I’m able to record it, for some reason, but not actually see it play. Let me know what’s happening in the comments.

Update: It looks like the cable nets may be carrying this too, at least for awhile. MSNBC already has the feed and Fox appears to cut to it.

Update: In fairness, if Bush had come out against the speech, the left would be demagoging him as opposed to free inquiry, etc etc. But still:

“This is a place of high learning and if the president (of Columbia) thinks it’s a good idea to have the leader from Iran come and talk to the students as an educational experience, I guess it’s OK with me,” Bush told FOX News in an interview. “The problem is Ahmadinejad uses these platforms to advance his agenda, which I suspect in this case … He doesn’t want America to know his true intentions.”


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o gawd now they are a victim

trailortrash on September 24, 2007 at 2:38 PM

He’s not going to answer a single question.

Big surprise.

mesablue on September 24, 2007 at 2:38 PM

pork pie, please

BobH on September 24, 2007 at 2:38 PM

Here comes the victim card.

infidel4life on September 24, 2007 at 2:38 PM

Can someone place a new link to the DailyKos sight with the comments about Bollinger? I can’t seem to find it.

bopbottle on September 24, 2007 at 2:38 PM

Another question answered with a question

Mallard T. Drake on September 24, 2007 at 2:38 PM

I think the Palestinians did have an election, to choose their future…and they chose Hamas.

Worked out real well for them.

nailinmyeye on September 24, 2007 at 2:39 PM

Dinnerjacket will easily outmaneuver this Dean.

faraway on September 24, 2007 at 2:39 PM

doriangrey on September 24, 2007 at 2:38 PM

Which is why all of this is a fruitless exercise.

yo on September 24, 2007 at 2:39 PM

Ah, the victim card.

Boo. Freaking. Hoo.

World B. Free on September 24, 2007 at 2:39 PM

He’s admitting it! That he supplies IED’s to Iraq. Wow.

JustTruth101 on September 24, 2007 at 2:39 PM

Iran is a victim of terrorism?! This guy answers questions with questions then on with the dodge.

Ordinary1 on September 24, 2007 at 2:39 PM

dinnerjacket is mad

did you notice him wringing his hands and he looked like he had a tight grip on that podium

offroadaz on September 24, 2007 at 2:39 PM

Please God, one question be about the Iranian SS Qods Operation in Karbala.

TheEJS on September 24, 2007 at 2:39 PM

Ahmendinedijhad is complaining about a “wave of insults”

Ordinary1 on September 24, 2007 at 2:25 PM

Welcome to America, and “real freedom” – unlike the convenient kind you have in Iran.

Rick on September 24, 2007 at 2:39 PM

Apparently being the feared dictator of a theocratic mullocracy doesn’t give you much training in how to respond to a very educated individual who has no patience for your Islamic BS.

Dinnerjacket should’ve brought the KY.

thejackal on September 24, 2007 at 2:39 PM

Douchebaggery

Ugly on September 24, 2007 at 2:39 PM

He’s admitting it! That he supplies IED’s to insurgents. Wow.

JustTruth101 on September 24, 2007 at 2:39 PM

Is he trying to say they aren’t terrorists, they are freedom fighters????

Mallard T. Drake on September 24, 2007 at 2:40 PM

Next question:
Do you believe in public hangings?

Well then come out here into the courtyard!

Dersu on September 24, 2007 at 2:40 PM

He sounds like Chavez here complaining about the CIA

Ordinary1 on September 24, 2007 at 2:40 PM

WHO IS CLAPPING FOR THIS DOUCHE?!?!?!

infidel4life on September 24, 2007 at 2:40 PM

ROOT CAUSES!

Slublog on September 24, 2007 at 2:40 PM

We need more boooos to his “answers”

Mallard T. Drake on September 24, 2007 at 2:40 PM

WHY are these fools clapping for him?

He should have demanded that he answer yes or no also.
Instead, he let him off the hook. Coward.

If this is how it’s gonna go, why bother?

Answering questions with questions.

csdeven on September 24, 2007 at 2:40 PM

“Root causes of terrorism”….ha!

JetBoy on September 24, 2007 at 2:40 PM

Clapping for the palestinians. The libs are present.

Mallard T. Drake on September 24, 2007 at 2:36 PM

and peanut head Carter is leading them

abinitioadinfinitum on September 24, 2007 at 2:40 PM

Enough

I must go take a shower after all this BS

BobH on September 24, 2007 at 2:40 PM

Did he just say “root causes of terrorism”?

HAAAAA!

see-dubya on September 24, 2007 at 2:40 PM

What terrorist group is he talking about? He’s a nut job. I’m glad he’s speaking so the world can hear just how crazy he is.

pullingmyhairout on September 24, 2007 at 2:41 PM

He is thrown off kilter by a lefty prof. You suck, Ahmed.

Editor on September 24, 2007 at 2:41 PM

“We need to eradicate the root cause of terrorism.”

OK.

Air strikes anyone?

fogw on September 24, 2007 at 2:41 PM

Root causes…

Heh. Allah nailed it.

nailinmyeye on September 24, 2007 at 2:41 PM

infidel4life on September 24, 2007 at 2:40 PM

Douche-sympathizers

yo on September 24, 2007 at 2:41 PM

The Dean is playing right into ImInaJihad’s hands by allowing him to spew his own rhetoric.

faraway on September 24, 2007 at 2:41 PM

“turn the fingers toward us”

LOL

You bettcha

BobH on September 24, 2007 at 2:41 PM

Victims of terrorism?? HUH???

pullingmyhairout on September 24, 2007 at 2:41 PM

Did bolloger agree behind stage that amijd would not answer a single question asked??????

What is the deal here? why no answers?

allrsn on September 24, 2007 at 2:41 PM

He’s admitting it! That he supplies IED’s to insurgents. Wow.

JustTruth101 on September 24, 2007 at 2:39 PM

I missed that! Wow! That’s one to look for in the transcript.

see-dubya on September 24, 2007 at 2:41 PM

So now he will filibuster.

csdeven on September 24, 2007 at 2:42 PM

See, he turned it into his own question again.

amerpundit on September 24, 2007 at 2:42 PM

He thinks if he says “we’re peaceful long enough” he hopes people will believe him.

Mallard T. Drake on September 24, 2007 at 2:42 PM

Now he’s an Academic, LOL!

infidel4life on September 24, 2007 at 2:42 PM

He even argues like a liberal. Nuance, baby, nuance.

yo on September 24, 2007 at 2:42 PM

Here comes his Holocaust denial…

pullingmyhairout on September 24, 2007 at 2:42 PM

Who are the terrorists he is talking about who stuck his government and killed 72?

LakeRuins on September 24, 2007 at 2:42 PM

Here comes his Holocaust denial…

pullingmyhairout on September 24, 2007 at 2:42 PM

Mr. President, is it true that you do not know how tie a windsor knot?

trubble on September 24, 2007 at 2:42 PM

The Dean is playing right into ImInaJihad’s hands by allowing him to spew his own rhetoric.

faraway on September 24, 2007 at 2:41 PM

Oh course he is. Not a single question is going to be answered today no matter how many times he says “we want a clear answer.”

Esthier on September 24, 2007 at 2:43 PM

Please go to another topic, you were beaten.

faraway on September 24, 2007 at 2:44 PM

“We need to eradicate the root cause of terrorism.”

OK.

Air strikes anyone?

fogw on September 24, 2007 at 2:41 PM

Truth

Ordinary1 on September 24, 2007 at 2:44 PM

ouch, interrupted the punk

BobH on September 24, 2007 at 2:44 PM

dumb ass. visual proof of 6 million jews killed is pretty absolute.

The interpreter is sufficiently whiny.

Mallard T. Drake on September 24, 2007 at 2:44 PM

hey man, there’s a difference between physics and history.

yo on September 24, 2007 at 2:44 PM

Derka Derka

Agrippa2k on September 24, 2007 at 2:45 PM

We need to re-open research into why bacon is so tasty.

mesablue on September 24, 2007 at 2:45 PM

Fruitless to persue questioning this idiot.

Dersu on September 24, 2007 at 2:45 PM

“there’s nothing known as an absolute”

Umm, Mr. President, there are some mullahs in Q’om who want a word with you about that.

see-dubya on September 24, 2007 at 2:45 PM

Oh, this should be good.

amerpundit on September 24, 2007 at 2:45 PM

Can someone place a new link to the DailyKos sight with the comments about Bollinger? I can’t seem to find it.

bopbottle on September 24, 2007 at 2:38 PM

I have been looking also, I have not found anything on this at kos yet either.

allrsn on September 24, 2007 at 2:45 PM

haha the gay killing ? threw him for a loop

trailortrash on September 24, 2007 at 2:46 PM

The interpreter is a pure dinner jacket sympathizer.

Now that I’ve heard what that muppet has to say, I hate him all the more. Unleash hell.

MadisonConservative on September 24, 2007 at 2:46 PM

Did anyone really expect him to answer questions?

JammieWearingFool on September 24, 2007 at 2:46 PM

Hundreds in a county of millions…

Agrippa2k on September 24, 2007 at 2:47 PM

hey man, there’s a difference between physics and history.

yo on September 24, 2007 at 2:44 PM

Minor details.

infidel4life on September 24, 2007 at 2:47 PM

The Dean asked the same question as at the Press Club and ImInaJihad answered the same way. This is going to be a long afternoon.

faraway on September 24, 2007 at 2:47 PM

This is where the idiocy of the left is on full display. They actually expected him to cave in to their superior intellect, accept the truth, and admit his involvement in terrorism, and to offer his sincere apologies.

csdeven on September 24, 2007 at 2:48 PM

They’re clapping at his defense of executing homosexuals.

Esthier on September 24, 2007 at 2:48 PM

He’s giving lots of examples of people who receive capital punishment, but so far nothing about homosexuals. Answer the question!

Ordinary1 on September 24, 2007 at 2:48 PM

He spins almost as much as Democrats

abinitioadinfinitum on September 24, 2007 at 2:49 PM

Let me answer with two questions.

This has turned into a Q and Q session.

Mallard T. Drake on September 24, 2007 at 2:49 PM

He is comparing practicing homosexuals to illicit drug traffickers and murders…

…and he got applause for that.

Unbelievable.

nailinmyeye on September 24, 2007 at 2:49 PM

There are no homosexuals in Iran!!! Anymore….

Ordinary1 on September 24, 2007 at 2:49 PM

WHO are the idiots who are CLAPPING for him? oh.my.goodness.

pullingmyhairout on September 24, 2007 at 2:49 PM

He’s not making any friends with the university crowd talking about killing drug dealers.

Is it just me or is this thread getting slow to load.

see-dubya on September 24, 2007 at 2:49 PM

I still don’t get it…Bush used to say if you aid a terrorist, you are a terrorist, and will be dealt with.

We know Iran supplies terrorist, so why don’t we do something? How long are we going to wait, until it’s too late?

Oh wait….”we don’t have homosexuals in Iran”…

JetBoy on September 24, 2007 at 2:49 PM

“Mr. President, the question was not about drug smugglers. It was about sexual preference”

“In Iranian, we don’t have homosexuals”.

Boos ensue.

amerpundit on September 24, 2007 at 2:49 PM

For those of you still looking for the Kos link. clicky

lan astaslem on September 24, 2007 at 2:49 PM

Why are they clapping???

wherestherum on September 24, 2007 at 2:49 PM

They have no homosexuals in Iran?! What a load.

bopbottle on September 24, 2007 at 2:49 PM

Ooooh, the gays are pissed now!

infidel4life on September 24, 2007 at 2:49 PM

This guys tactics at deflection are not even as good as those of a middle school debate, yet the audience is letting him get away with it.

“We don’t have homosexuals.” Wow.

mesablue on September 24, 2007 at 2:49 PM

We have no gays in Iran.

Well that clears that up. I had Iran all wrong.

yo on September 24, 2007 at 2:49 PM

You’re losing your audience, Mahmoud….

World B. Free on September 24, 2007 at 2:49 PM

hahahahaha, oh God he’s killing me “no ghey iranz1!1!!”

TheEJS on September 24, 2007 at 2:49 PM

Uhoh, ImInaJihad just pissed off the gays. He’s in deep doodoo now.

faraway on September 24, 2007 at 2:49 PM

iran has no homosexuals?

trailortrash on September 24, 2007 at 2:50 PM

iran has no homosexuals?

trailortrash on September 24, 2007 at 2:50 PM

There are no homosexuals in Iran!!!!!

IrishEi on September 24, 2007 at 2:50 PM

Capital punishment for homosexuality? Those on the left…..embrace the enlightenment of aloonyboonyjob.

csdeven on September 24, 2007 at 2:50 PM

What? They don’t have homosexuals in Iran???? I guess that’s because they kill all of them.

Esthier on September 24, 2007 at 2:50 PM

It took talk about homosexuals to get the crowd riled up

Mallard T. Drake on September 24, 2007 at 2:50 PM

WE DO NOT HAVE HOMOSEXUALS IN IRAN LIKE YOU HAVE THEM. I DON’T KNOW WHO TOLD YOU THIS!

Makin’ friends…

see-dubya on September 24, 2007 at 2:50 PM

They were booing! I didn’t think they would! Wow. Just. Wow.

wherestherum on September 24, 2007 at 2:50 PM

Kos link. Look in the comments.

JammieWearingFool on September 24, 2007 at 2:50 PM

Women are special, beautiful creatures – wow, he finally got something right.

bopbottle on September 24, 2007 at 2:50 PM

Did he just say there are no gays in Iran?? This phenomenon?? Oh jeez. If women are such good creatures, why are they so oppressed in Iran?

pullingmyhairout on September 24, 2007 at 2:50 PM

(got the sound back) WOW!!!! ” We don’t have homosexuals like you do in the U.S.!!!” That may be true, they might all be dead! Good God, he’s scarey.

4shoes on September 24, 2007 at 2:51 PM

There are no homosexuals in Iran

slp on September 24, 2007 at 2:51 PM

did memri have someone there to provide an proper translation, rather than the cleaned up one his interp is giving?

Canadian Imperialist Running Dog on September 24, 2007 at 2:51 PM

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