Governor Mitt Romney today ordered all Massachusetts state government agencies to decline support, if asked, for former Iranian President Mohammed Khatami's September 10 visit to the Boston area, where he is scheduled to speak at Harvard University.
"State taxpayers should not be providing special treatment to an individual who supports violent jihad and the destruction of Israel," said Romney.
Romney's action means that Khatami will be denied an official police escort and other VIP treatment when he is in town. The federal government provides security through the U.S. State Department.
I can't believe the insensitivity of Harvard University to invite an Iranian leader who has tortured and murdered dissidents in his country. One that has declared his intention to destory Israel and the U.S. Not only has Harvard invited such a monster to speak at the university, they invited him on the eve of 9/11. Lord have mercy if you sent your child to Harvard.