About 100 American “progressives” met and dined with the decidedly fascist president of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, during his visit to the United Nations in New York this month. Among those attending were former congresswoman Cynthia McKinney and former attorney general Ramsey Clark. Here’s one guest’s account of the dinner.
As my friend the Iranian journalist Arash Azizi points out, Ahmadinejad is president of a regime that slaughtered thousands of communists and other leftists in the 1980s. I wish those who broke bread with Ahmadinejad recognized their hypocrisy. I doubt they will. But Arash says the Iranian people won’t forget.