In a Friday post titled “Columbia University: See? We’re not an Anti-Semitic Institution. Just ask Ahmadinejad!” I joked that Ahmadinejad’s opening act on Monday would be the ghost of Adolf Hitler. The latest from Columbia, via Fox News Channel and Columbia dean John Coatsworth:

If Hitler were willing to engage in a debate, and a discussion, to be challenged by Columbia students and faculty, we would certainly invite him.

While it’s nice that he at least made the analogy, the point is that, like Ahmadinejad, Hitler would require much less security at Columbia than would the likes of Benjamin Netanyahu, Ariel Sharon, George Bush, Ann Coulter or Bill O’Reilly.