Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s impending visit to the United States and the UN is a cruel parody of law and justice that will put us on the wrong side of history.
Ahmadinejad will enter the US despite being inadmissible under American law. He will address the United Nations General Assembly despite being in violation of its UN Charter and international law. And, he will be indulged – even feted – by universities, institutes, and the media, thereby sanitizing his crimes and mocking the suffering of the Iranian people.
This charade – repeated annually since 2007 – ignores and undermines basic principles of domestic, international, and humanitarian law.