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11:40 AM, Dec 17, 2007 • By AARON MACLEAN
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Yes. Ha ha ha. Even funnier perhaps was how, at the conclusion of President Bollinger's introduction, Ahmadinejad began his remarks:

"INTERPRETER: The president is reciting verses from the Holy Koran in Arabic. (Not translated.)

PRESIDENT AHMADINEJAD: Oh, God, hasten the arrival of Imam al- Mahdi and grant him good health and victory, and make us his followers and those who attest to his (rightfulness ?)."

Milquetoast liberalism, meet political theology and deft demagoguery. Somewhere out there, Leo Strauss is chuckling.