Columbia’s Disgrace, Part 2: Hosting A Holocaust-Denying, Genocide-Inciting Terrorist And Killer Of American Soldiers and Marines
Here is the list of the Columbia University Board of Trustees. I hope someone in the MSM is contacting each one of them for reaction.
President Eisenhower was once the president of Columbia. Recall that Ike ordered Germans marched through the death camps. Things have changed at Columbia when its leadership not only refuses to confront evil, but abetts it by providing a stage for a fanatic of this sort heading a regime about the nature of which there is no doubt. From the Eisenhower Memorial Commission:
When General Eisenhower learned about [Buchenwald], he immediately arranged to meet Generals Bradley and Patton at Ohrdruf on the morning of April 12th. By that time, Buchenwald itself had been captured. Consequently, Ike decided to extend the group’s visit to include a tour of the Buchenwald extermination camp the next day. Eisenhower also ordered every American soldier in the area who was not on the front lines to visit Ohrdruf and Buchenwald. He wanted them to see for themselves what they were fighting against.
During the camp inspections with his top commanders Eisenhower said that the atrocities were “beyond the American mind to comprehend.” He ordered that every citizen of the town of Gotha personally tour the camp and, after having done so, the mayor and his wife went home and hanged themselves. Later on Ike wrote to Mamie, “I never dreamed that such cruelty, bestiality, and savagery could really exist in this world.” He cabled General Marshall to suggest that he come to Germany and see these camps for himself. He encouraged Marshall to bring Congressmen and journalists with him. It would be many months before the world would know the full scope of the Holocaust -many months before they knew that the Nazi murder apparatus that was being discovered at Buchenwald and dozens of other death camps had slaughtered millions of innocent people.
General Eisenhower understood that many people would be unable to comprehend the full scope of this horror. He also understood that any human deeds that were so utterly evil might eventually be challenged or even denied as being literally unbelievable. For these reasons he ordered that all the civilian news media and military combat camera units be required to visit the camps and record their observations in print, pictures and film. As he explained to General Marshall, “I made the visit deliberately, in order to be in a position to give first-hand evidence of these things if ever, in the future, there develops a tendency to charge these allegations merely to ‘propaganda.'”
His prediction proved correct. When some groups, even today, attempt to deny that the Holocaust ever happened they are must confront the massive official record, including both written evidence and thousands of pictures, that Eisenhower ordered to be assembled when he saw what the Nazis had done.
UPDATE: Michelle Malkin has an excellent round-up of links, and The Corner is providing great coverage as well. Kevin McCullough is urging his listeners to join-in the protest at Ground Zero, and I expect the protest at Columbia to be alrge as well unless the university recognizes its incredibly stupid decision anc cancels the invitation, preferably with a concession that Ahmadinejad is a fanatic and runs a terrorist state that is currently engaged in the killing of American soldiers and Marines, and that it regrets losing sight of that briefly.