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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There are no homosexuals in Iran

slp on September 24, 2007 at 2:51 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

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2007/9/24/141349/741

doriangrey on September 24, 2007 at 2:51 PM

We found the limit for Columbia students. If he implies he wants to destroy Israel – silence. Holocaust denial – silence. But when he denies that there are gays in Iran – waves of incredulity. Interesting.

Thomas the Wraith on September 24, 2007 at 2:51 PM

No homosexuals? Well….maybe. He’s hung them all?

ALERT. NBC just signed him to a multi-year TV contract.
:)

mustang1 on September 24, 2007 at 2:51 PM

Approaching 500 comments.

infidel4life on September 24, 2007 at 2:51 PM

“In Iran, when you invite a guest, your respect them”.

Yeah, right before you kidnap them for over a year.

amerpundit on September 24, 2007 at 2:51 PM

Is it just me or is this thread getting slow to load.
see-dubya on September 24, 2007 at 2:49 PM

Very slow… I went out for a sec. Took forever to get back. I guess AP’s traffic numbers are going through the roof!

lan astaslem on September 24, 2007 at 2:51 PM

Hetero paradise in Iran…no gays, none.

So much for “born that way.” Not in Iran you’re not!!

sunny on September 24, 2007 at 2:52 PM

This is way more entertaining that I thought it would be. Does he actually believe what he’s saying?

wherestherum on September 24, 2007 at 2:52 PM

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

see-dubya

No, slow for me too

JetBoy on September 24, 2007 at 2:52 PM

I wonder if he gets any more applause after insulting most of the audience:)

faraway on September 24, 2007 at 2:52 PM

THERE YOU GO!! HE IS GOING TO GROUND ZERO AT NIGHT (like a thief).

Agrippa2k on September 24, 2007 at 2:53 PM

Wanted to go to Ground Zero to pay respect to victums, all 19 of them.

Dersu on September 24, 2007 at 2:53 PM

“…we don’t have that problem in our country…”

dont taze me bro on September 24, 2007 at 2:54 PM

He wanted to “talk to the press” about Ground Zero. See, we now know definitively what he would’ve said. He was going to blame us for it. “Who was truly involved”.

amerpundit on September 24, 2007 at 2:54 PM

The cognitive dissonance in the Kos thread is reaching a critical level.

mesablue on September 24, 2007 at 2:54 PM

I noticed the slow load, too. This is just too good to miss. I hope I don’t get in trouble for doing this at work…

wherestherum on September 24, 2007 at 2:54 PM

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

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

First comment I read was in support of him. Those Kos people are truly deranged!

abinitioadinfinitum on September 24, 2007 at 2:54 PM

In short (pun intended) “I’m a nice guy and our country is a peaceful nation.”

The big lie

Mallard T. Drake on September 24, 2007 at 2:54 PM

The Tiny Terrorist is a troofer!

IrishEi on September 24, 2007 at 2:54 PM

Who was really involved (in 9/11)

Dinnerjacket goes Troofer.

yo on September 24, 2007 at 2:54 PM

Once you kill all the gays then what he says is true.

No gheys.

csdeven on September 24, 2007 at 2:54 PM

ALERT. NBC just signed him to a multi-year TV contract.
:)

mustang1 on September 24, 2007 at 2:51 PM

Countdown with Olby and ADinnerjacket

Rick on September 24, 2007 at 2:55 PM

He is incredibly insulting. He speaks as if we are total idiots,,, well the left, yea, maybe he’s got one there.

4shoes on September 24, 2007 at 2:55 PM

Who was involved in 9/11? Who was really involved?

I wish they would have pushed him on that.

nailinmyeye on September 24, 2007 at 2:55 PM

He just went Truther.

BadgerHawk on September 24, 2007 at 2:55 PM

I’m going to hit the heavy bag for a while then I’m going to the range.

MikeZero on September 24, 2007 at 2:55 PM

I bet HuffPost will call for the immediate bombing of Iran now that they know there are zero gays there.

faraway on September 24, 2007 at 2:55 PM

JetBoy on September 24, 2007 at 2:52 PM

Well since I checked last time, this thread broke 500 comments.

TheEJS on September 24, 2007 at 2:55 PM

We found the limit for Columbia students. If he implies he wants to destroy Israel – silence. Holocaust denial – silence. But when he denies that there are gays in Iran – waves of incredulity. Interesting.

Thomas the Wraith on September 24, 2007 at 2:51 PM

Best point so far.

bopbottle on September 24, 2007 at 2:56 PM

Is it just me or is this thread getting slow to load.
see-dubya on September 24, 2007 at 2:49 PM

Very slow… I went out for a sec. Took forever to get back. I guess AP’s traffic numbers are going through the roof!

lan astaslem on September 24, 2007 at 2:51 PM

Yup, looks like this thread is on the verge of crashing HotAir…

doriangrey on September 24, 2007 at 2:56 PM

We found the limit for Columbia students. If he implies he wants to destroy Israel – silence. Holocaust denial – silence. But when he denies that there are gays in Iran – waves of incredulity. Interesting.

Thomas the Wraith on September 24, 2007 at 2:51 PM

Best point so far.

bopbottle on September 24, 2007 at 2:56 PM

He told a tard joke.

Bwahahahaha.

fogw on September 24, 2007 at 2:57 PM

I get it! He wants nuclear technology because he is a scientist. It’s all intellectual curiosity. It’s just a big science experiment.

Mallard T. Drake on September 24, 2007 at 2:57 PM

That was a joke? Again, he must be a hoot at parties.

amerpundit on September 24, 2007 at 2:57 PM

Some of you might have already provided the Kos liveblog

Entelechy on September 24, 2007 at 2:57 PM

Did he just call Bush retarded?

Kermit lady at Kos just swooned.

see-dubya on September 24, 2007 at 2:58 PM

We have the right to criticize your desire for nuclear wepons because you have threatened to annihilate Israel.

csdeven on September 24, 2007 at 2:58 PM

Wanted to go to Ground Zero to pay respect to victums, all 19 of them.

Dersu on September 24, 2007 at 2:53 PM

Best comment yet!

Mallard T. Drake on September 24, 2007 at 2:59 PM

This guy is Pinky of

Pinky and the Brain

ordi on September 24, 2007 at 2:59 PM

This guy is Pinky of

Pinky and the Brain

The mullahs arfe the Brains.

ordi on September 24, 2007 at 2:59 PM

Nice softball question to finish out the day. Stinky finally talks about those damn “zionists”.

Negotiate with the US govt? Why not- name the place and we’ll drop in our representative.

I just don’t know how the other bombs will take it…

TheEJS on September 24, 2007 at 2:59 PM

This guy is Pinky of

Pinky and the Brain

The mullahs are the Brains.

ordi on September 24, 2007 at 2:59 PM

This whole thing is fiction, right? Right? An SNL skit gone so very wrong?

wherestherum on September 24, 2007 at 3:00 PM

No gheys in Iran? Proof they have developed the “ghey Bomb”.

csdeven on September 24, 2007 at 3:00 PM

Yup, looks like this thread is on the verge of crashing HotAir…

doriangrey on September 24, 2007 at 2:56 PM

I think we’re just all so completely stunned. I wasn’t going to listen to this, but after reading the comments, I couldn’t help myself. This is just unimaginable.

Esthier on September 24, 2007 at 3:00 PM

The Kos live blog has slowed to a mere trickle.

They are trying to reboot their brains — Dinnerjacket didn’t turn out to be the savior! Not even the hidden one.

mesablue on September 24, 2007 at 3:00 PM

More whining, *yawn*

infidel4life on September 24, 2007 at 3:00 PM

Ok. So, in review, so far he’s insulted Gays, Jews, women and Americans in general.

amerpundit on September 24, 2007 at 3:01 PM

I bet HuffPost will call for the immediate bombing of Iran now that they know there are zero gays there.

faraway on September 24, 2007 at 2:55 PM

No, they will try to understand these complicated and flawed people, and also respect and acknowledge their cultural differences. Afterall, didn’t he just say that we need to find the root cause of terror (a.k.a. America)?

Rick on September 24, 2007 at 3:01 PM

Bring in the ROTC officers to take him out
BobH on September 24, 2007 at 2:21 PM
There aren’t any at Columbia, are there?
see-dubya on September 24, 2007 at 2:23 PM

Columbia kicked out ROTC in 1969, but they recently voted against re-establishing a program.

On Friday, the university senate voted by a 53-10 margin, with five abstentions, against a resolution to re-establish an ROTC program on campus. Prominent in this roll call of dishonor was President Lee Bollinger, who voted against, and Provost Alan Brinkley, who gave an impassioned speech comparing the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy to a campus organization that allowed “African-Americans to join . . . only if they pass for white.” Oddly, Mr. Brinkley abstained from voting, suggesting he lacked even the courage of these convictions.

And I will officially eat my words that Columbia wouldn’t ask ImOnAMadJihad about homosexuals. His response is priceless.

BohicaTwentyTwo on September 24, 2007 at 3:02 PM

Come and visit Iran!

Better check with Pentagon on the timing first.

Ordinary1 on September 24, 2007 at 3:02 PM

Yes, please go. Stay, too.

amerpundit on September 24, 2007 at 3:02 PM

“You are all invited to Iran — except the homos.”

mesablue on September 24, 2007 at 3:03 PM

Best friends?

Awwwwww.

infidel4life on September 24, 2007 at 3:03 PM

Thanks for the invite to Iran, champ – think I’ll pass.

He’s totally playing into the far-left fold and … he’s getting traction.

Unbelievable.

Somewhere, Hillary swooned.

yo on September 24, 2007 at 3:03 PM

Come to Iran…we will give you a platform…

It will be built for you right outside your prison cell.

Numenorean on September 24, 2007 at 3:03 PM

You can visit with a government supplied escort the entire visit. And they will “respect” you.

Still stinging from the introduction.

What will the MSM clip from this? the introduction or his question/anwers?

Mallard T. Drake on September 24, 2007 at 3:04 PM

/sighs

trailortrash on September 24, 2007 at 3:04 PM

In closing:

Death to America!

yo on September 24, 2007 at 3:04 PM

This thread is slow, but I can’t get LGF at all…

MamaAJ on September 24, 2007 at 3:05 PM

ROFLMFAO, shep goes from one extreme to the other- today good remark.

TheEJS on September 24, 2007 at 3:05 PM

Here’s comes the Bolt.

amerpundit on September 24, 2007 at 3:05 PM

He comes the fawning applause.

csdeven on September 24, 2007 at 3:05 PM

So where is Imademagogue next speech at the Daily Kos ?

William Amos on September 24, 2007 at 3:05 PM

oooh, a little dig from Bollinger. I’m sure he’s crushed.

see-dubya on September 24, 2007 at 3:05 PM

Good, some Bolton to cleanse the evil from my head.

mesablue on September 24, 2007 at 3:06 PM

I’m sorry that President Ahmadinejad’s schedule does not permit him to answer the many questions we have or the few we did ask him………Doh………

doriangrey on September 24, 2007 at 3:06 PM

I feel much better now.

Sgt Khe Sahn

1GooDDaDDy on September 24, 2007 at 3:07 PM

Where’s Bolt? You must be on a different channel than I was.

see-dubya on September 24, 2007 at 3:08 PM

Bolton is on Fox.

mesablue on September 24, 2007 at 3:09 PM

I liked the dean’s closing remark:

(paraphrasing) “I’m sorry that the President’s schedule prevents him from staying and answering many of the questions you have, and even some of the ones we already asked him.”

Big S on September 24, 2007 at 3:09 PM

Bolt is on FNC with shep smith.

TheEJS on September 24, 2007 at 3:09 PM

Unreal….”There’s no homosexuals in Iran”…

yeah, anymore

JetBoy on September 24, 2007 at 3:09 PM

Why is the Administration so indifferent about this?

CP on September 24, 2007 at 3:10 PM

“Frankly, I doubt you have the intellectual courage, Mr. President, to answer any of these questions.”

amerpundit on September 24, 2007 at 2:03 PM

He was right, apparently. Following this through the thread only, but the comments are hilarious. The Kos Kids are twisting themselves in knots trying to criticize Bollinger (?) and Bush, while not completely sucking off the Midget Mahdi. Mostly they are failing that.

Rush was playing clips and LHAO. He said you could read back Dingy Harry’s latest speech and this one, and no one would be able to tell you which was which. Heh.

Jaibones on September 24, 2007 at 3:10 PM

That was good fun. What next? Maybe Columbia will invite OBL to give a speech.

wherestherum on September 24, 2007 at 3:10 PM

Finally Bill Clinton has been out babbled. John Kerry has been out lied. Shilliry has been out laughed.

Guess ahmijd is not all bad.

allrsn on September 24, 2007 at 3:10 PM

The way Columbia conducted this changed my mind. I was against it, but after seeing how they conducted themselves, the tiny terrorist was revealed for who he is.

JustTruth101 on September 24, 2007 at 3:10 PM

JetBoy on September 24, 2007 at 3:09 PM

Winner.

see-dubya on September 24, 2007 at 3:10 PM

Amazing. Columbia was much tougher on Ahmedinenamijhad than the “journalists” at the National Press Club.

Ordinary1 on September 24, 2007 at 3:10 PM

All this appearance did was further polarize people about him. Those who thought he was slime before, now thing that he’s a bigger pile of slime than they thought. Those who think President Bush is true evil, are more convinced than ever that Mahmoud “were really a peaceful nation that loves the Jews” WhackedJob is just “misunderstood.”

Mallard T. Drake on September 24, 2007 at 3:11 PM

Next at Columbia:

He hails from North Korea…and he’s so ronery…give it up for “Dear Leader”

JetBoy on September 24, 2007 at 3:12 PM

I checked in on HuffPoo and DUmmieLand. Believe it or not, the comments were very similar to those here. Feels like Bizzaro World!! There were a few zingers about Bush, but for the most part, lots of similarities. Maybe there’s hope yet.

lan astaslem on September 24, 2007 at 3:12 PM

Come to Iran…we will give you a platform…

Sean Penn just bought his ticket.

KelliD on September 24, 2007 at 3:14 PM

Did anyone else just catch what Ahmadinejad just said in regards to the war with Iraq?

He just went on for over a minute on how Iraq routinely used chemical weapons against the people of Iran.

Of course, chemical weapons are considered “weapons of mass destruction.”

Guess there were WMDs after-all.

Gregor on September 24, 2007 at 3:14 PM

JetBoy on September 24, 2007 at 3:12 PM

snort!

lan astaslem on September 24, 2007 at 3:15 PM

All things considered IMO it’s a good thing that it is even more obvious now to anyone who’s interested what a wack job this guy is.

infidel4life on September 24, 2007 at 3:15 PM

All the truther crap at the end. He really believes that the majority of Americans think it was CIA/Mossad who took down the towers. Thanks MSM. You earned your Swiss bank account money.

Limerick on September 24, 2007 at 3:17 PM

I checked in on HuffPoo and DUmmieLand. Believe it or not, the comments were very similar to those here. Feels like Bizzaro World!! There were a few zingers about Bush, but for the most part, lots of similarities. Maybe there’s hope yet.

lan astaslem on September 24, 2007 at 3:12 PM

Oddly enough I’m not surprised by that. I have checked out about 10 different polls regarding whether dinerjacket should be allowed to go to ground zero and apparently 80 percent or so of the county says HELL NO.

doriangrey on September 24, 2007 at 3:17 PM

Why is the Administration so indifferent about this?

Because Bush already has a plan in mind of his own. Probably involves those three carrier battle groups sitting off the Iranian coast.

Speak softly and carry a really humongously large stick…

trigon on September 24, 2007 at 3:17 PM

Come to Iran…we will give you a platform…

Yeah, on a gallows.

infidel4life on September 24, 2007 at 3:18 PM

WOW 586 comments already!

allrsn on September 24, 2007 at 3:19 PM

Are the same idiots who clapped for him while he spoke going to help him get to Ground Zero?

wherestherum on September 24, 2007 at 3:20 PM

Er, first! Sorry, I’m just getting into the groove. This isn’t really a major news item in the UK, indeed it barely has any coverage at all; I wonder what would happen if he came to speak at Oxford? Or if Ken Livingstone, major of London, gave him a platform?

Apeking on September 24, 2007 at 3:25 PM

Why is the Administration so indifferent about this?

Because Bush already has a plan in mind of his own. Probably involves those three carrier battle groups sitting off the Iranian coast.

Speak softly and carry a really humongously large stick…

trigon on September 24, 2007 at 3:17 PM

Duly noted!

CP on September 24, 2007 at 3:26 PM

One of the comments at Kos…”he seems more human than Bush”…

…the battle is lost when one half the country believes that comment.

Sue on September 24, 2007 at 3:28 PM

I find it funny how people always say american needs to try and understand other countries and cultures…If this was an incredible case of a lack of understanding I don’t know what is. Amazing…He’d make archie bunker raise an eyebrow

tomas on September 24, 2007 at 3:28 PM

All things considered IMO it’s a good thing that it is even more obvious now to anyone who’s interested what a wack job this guy is.

infidel4life on September 24, 2007 at 3:15 PM

Ya think? I can see plenty of young people reacting to the end of his speech by saying, “Oh cool! We can go to Iran for Spring Break. Everything’s okey dokey now.”

Connie on September 24, 2007 at 3:28 PM

Sean Penn just bought his ticket.

KelliD on September 24, 2007 at 3:14 PM

Hopefully a one way ticket?

kiakjones on September 24, 2007 at 3:33 PM

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