``I am only a professor, who is also a university president, and today I feel all the weight of the modern civilized world yearning to express the revulsion at what you stand for,'' University president Lee Bollinger said to Ahmadinejad. ``I only wish I could do better.''
He also said: ``Mr. President, you exhibit all the signs of a petty and cruel dictator.''
That was very rude. I think that it looks particularly bad in the eyes of eastern people: you are not supposed to insult your guests inside your house. Columbia invited this gentleman, they shouldn't be treating him this way. It's sad, and sets a bad example for future American politicians.