Khatami, Clowns, Romney and His Troopers.
Today, Boston.com posted a question to its readers:
"Governor Mitt Romney declared yesterday he would not allow any state resources to be used to protect a former Iranian president during his visit to the Boston area this weekend, and he sharply criticized Harvard University for inviting Mohammed Khatami to speak on the eve of the fifth anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Do you think the governor is doing the right thing?"
Needless to say, some of the responses were outrageous:
From 2004Sox: “how can you not agree with Romney? Unless you love tyrants who despise democracy and are anti-semitic and would like to see
lose the war on terror. Harvard is giving camp to a wolf in sheeps clothing. they are immoral and degenerates. basically, harvard is saying that tyrants and dictators without regard for other cultures and POVs have a legitimate voice at the table of civilization. Unbelievable.” America
From Titmouse: “I agree with Farty - Romney should instruct the State police to arrest his @ss and charge him with
terrorism charge you'd like, but only after we've allowed every 9/11 victim's family to kick him in the nuts (if he has any nuts, which I doubt). Shame on Harvard but what would you expect from an anti-Israel, racist institution? This is right in line with their publicly expressed beliefs.”
The number one reason why I love the 1st ammedment is the humor that it brings to my life on a daily basis. I wish these were fringe view points, but they are not. I can’t say that I am shocked by these responses, but I am shocked that these people read, well…anything, and there are many more where this came from.
No, I do not agree with Mitt and I am not surprised by the move, politically. It is a no lose for him. The BPD (who don’t have jurisdiction in
In regards to Mohammed Khatami’s trip to Harvard; I know this may be a shock to some of the uninformed clowns who replied to this post, but Mohammed Khatami is not the same person as current Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. And dear god, neither of them had anything to do with 9/11. Where did that idea come from? Oh right, they’re all the same. Khatami’s time in office was marked by a dramatic shift in Iranian foreign policy from confrontation to conciliation. He is a moderate (very moderate by Iranian standards); he seeks a dialogue with the West, much unlike the jabs being thrown between Ahmadinejad and Bush. Khatami is a man with political and philosophical credibility in the