'Most universities fall into the uncomfortable middle'
makes good points: It would be censorship to disinvite Mohammad Khatami; but the initial invite is another matter. ... OK, the Big Question: Is Mohammad Khatami a moderate or not? This article
clears up matters a bit. Khatami was a moderate reformer among ruling Muslim clerics. That's not 'moderate' by Western standards. It's not even 'moderate' by Mikhail Gorbachev
standards. But I think it's safe to say an Iran ruled by Mohammad Khatami would be far more preferrable than an Iran ruled by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. As for Romney's characterization, it's blatant overwrought pandering to non-moderates by American standards. ...