The Corner reminds us of another show down Gov. Romney had with an Iranian leader, after his recent plea to revoke any invitation to President Ahmadinejad to address the General Assembly.” He said, “the only way he should be greeted in the United States is with an indictment under the Genocide Convention.”
Remember this from September of 2006?
“There are people in this state who have suffered from terrorism, and taking even a dollar of their money to support a terrorist is unacceptable,” Romney, a potential candidate for the Republican Party’s 2008 presidential nomination, said in a telephone interview yesterday…
Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, which invited Khatami to speak on Sunday, issued a statement yesterday saying it was “surprised and disappointed” by Romney’s stance.
“We can understand and often share his disagreement with the positions of Khatami, the school nonetheless believes that active and open dialogue are a critical part of effective education and policy,” the statement read.
But after Romney issued a statement yesterday outlining his position — in which he called Harvard’s invitation “a disgrace to the memory of all Americans who have lost their lives at the hands of extremists” — the Boston Police Department said it would step in.