I have to give kudos to Columba University for not giving the kid gloves treatment to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. As Liberty Scott reports he was given a deservedly tough time.
There is a tendency to romanticise and overlook the flaws of foes of the United States, because one may disagree with US policy towards that country. But one exchange served well to remind us of how bad things are.
Ahmadinejad was asked about the treatment of homosexuals in Iran and replied
“In Iran we don’t have homosexuals like in your country,”
“In Iran we do not have this phenomenon, I don’t know who has told you that we have it,”
They certainly do their best to make this statement come true by executing homosexuals. Of course they also execute female victims of rape. Yes the victims.