This is one of those "only in America" stories. Columbia University has banned ROTC for years, ostensibly because the military discriminates against homosexuals, but on September 24, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will be allowed to speak there, and he will be introduced by Lee Bollinger, Columbia's obviously amoral President: http://theweeklystandard.com/Utilities/printer_preview.asp?idArticle=14131&R=115081BB28.
Bollinger spouts off all this high-minded rhetoric about freedom of speech in defending Columbia's actions (his statement can be found here: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/news/07/09/ahmadinejad.html) , but his words ring hollow given the university's blatant hypocrisy on the ROTC issue.
As an aside, maybe someone should tell Bollinger that it's not like Iran is SO wonderful for homosexuals: http://hrw.org/english/docs/2005/11/21/iran12072.htm.
As another aside, the New York Sun has an interesting proposal as to what should happen to good Mr. Ahmadinejad once he lands in New York. Arrest him: http://www.nysun.com/article/63059. Hear, hear.........