Congressman Duncan Hunter (R-CA, and this particular blogger’s current choice for the presidency in 2008) issued a statement this morning while attending the Republican Leadership Conference in Mackinac Island, MI:
To Columbia University: ‘To host the leader of Iran when he supports terrorists that are moving deadly roadside bombs across the Iraqi border to be used against American troops is a slap in the face for the entire 165,000 men and women in Iraq and to those that have served before them.
If President Lee Bollinger follows through with this hosting of the leader of Iran, I will move in Congress to cut off every single type of federal funding to Columbia University. If the left-wing leaders of academia will not support our troops, they, in the very least, should not support our adversaries.
This event, following the slanderous action of MoveOn.org, depicting
General Petraeus as ‘General Betray Us,’ in the New York Times represents the emergence of the extreme left-wing in American politics. I think it is time for the Democrat party to denounce this
fringe element in their party.’
Don’t hold your breath, Congressman Hunter. It ain’t gonna happen. Neither will congress support your call for Columbia to reconsider, or the withholding of federal funds to Columbia should Bollinger allow Ahmadinejad to speak. You’re but a whisper amid the cacophony of traitors ... but thank God for your courage to speak at all.