It is mystifying that we would roll out the red carpet to a person who has incited violence against civilians and who has expressed incendiary rhetoric against the United States and our allies.  Khatami, who has gone on record as saying "Above all, we have received the greatest harm from unjust policies of America," and "If we abide by the Koran, all of us should mobilize to kill," is being extended the honor of visiting our national monuments, and even speaking at the National Cathedral -- the incarnation of our nation's treasuring of the kind of freedoms - religious and otherwise - for which Khatami has expressed derision.