The New York Sun reports,
The John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, fresh from having established itself as a headwater of anti—Israel agitation, is choosing to mark the fifth anniversary of the terrorist attacks in an astounding way — by hosting Mohammed Khatemi, a former president of Iran, an enemy state levying a terrorist war against America. Mr. Khatemi has been invited to speak on, of all things, "Ethics of Tolerance in the Age of Violence." The title insults the intelligence of all those who would attend. What in the world is a man who presided over the July 9, 1999, crackdown on Tehran University, where hundreds of students were arrested and tortured, doing speaking about "tolerance" at a university?
Maybe Harvard can next invite the tank driver who faced down the student in the famous video/photo at Tiananmen Square in China.
Jack Kemp (not the politician) 9 1 06
Update: 9 03 06
Michael Ledeen provides an excellent historical perspective.
Hat tip: Dennis Sevakis