The same beautiful Cathedral in which Reagan's funeral was held was the sad setting Thursday for a speech by former Iranian President Mohammed Khatami.
Prior to delivering a speech at the Cathedral on "dialogue of civilizations" the so-called Iranian "moderate" defended the nuclear ambitions and human rights violations of his successor, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
Claiming that "Iran has its problems, but they are not greater than the violations of human rights we saw at Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo," he said. That should be news to the many thousands who have been killed for violating the strict Islamic laws imposed on Iranian citizens; many of whom would probably prefer a visit to any prison run by the United States than suffer at the hands of the mad mullahs.
What's truly disappointing is that the National Cathedral invited Khatami to speak. After years of opposing the development of nuclear weapons by the United States, the clerics who run the Cathedral apparently see no problem with a crazed Islamic nation that seeks to develop nukes to threaten all who fail to embrace radical Islam.
No representatives of conservative Christian denominations were invited to speak. Apparently there is no desire for a "dialogue" with the fastest growing Christian community.
Here's more from the National Cathedral web site.