Apparently Iranian scholars are pissed off about the reception Mahmoud got at Columbia University yesterday.
Iranians expressed dismay Tuesday at the tough reception given to their president in New York, saying his host was rude and only fueled the image of the United States as a bully…
The chancellors of seven Iranian universities issued a letter to Bollinger saying his “insult, in a scholarly atmosphere, to the president of a country with … a recorded history of 7,000 years of civilization and culture is deeply shameful.”
They invited Bollinger to Iran, adding, “You can be assured that Iranians are very polite and hospitable toward their guests.”
I guess we just misinterpreted that whole storming of our embassy and holding Americans hostage for a year gesture.