9-11 Terrorism Photo Op Denied … Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Permission to Visit Ground Zero Denied
It is bad enough that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is being allowed to speak at the United Nations this weekend in what will only be a slam America-fest and to tell all the other UN countries on our own soil that the US is the great Satan. However, to make matters worse, Ahmadinejad wanted to spit in the eye of all those that died at Ground Zero by visiting it and laying a wreath. Could you imagine having to be the police officer assigned to this detail after having lost so many of your brothers in arms on September 11, 2001?
That’s correct, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, whose country is a state sponsor of terrorism and would love nothing more than to see the USA attacked by terrorism into submission asked permission to visit “Ground Hero.” This sad pathetic excuse for a human being wanted to exploit the tragedy of 9–11 for his own photo op. Thankfully, he was DENIED!
The question that would need to be asked of the Iranian president is who were you laying the wreath for, the victims of 9–11 who lost their lives or the terrorists? I think we already know the answer to that.
It wasn’t clear whether Ahmadinejad wanted to descend to the base of the trade center site, where the fallen twin towers stood, or lay a wreath on a public sidewalk outside the site. Telephone calls to the Iranian Mission to the United Nations were not immediately returned. Kelly earlier said he did not know why Ahmadinejad expressed interest in the site. “I am not sure we have the rationale behind it,” he said.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will also be speaking at Columbia University. As Powerline stated, Columbia … You are a disgrace. There is probably only one thing worse than a suicidal maniac that spews the venom that the Holocaust never happened and wishes for the extermination of a race of people. That is a place that would give such a mad man an open forum.
“Ahmadinejad’s shockingly audacious request should be met with a vehement no,” Republican candidate Mitt Romney said. “It’s inconceivable that any consideration would be given to the idea of entertaining the leader of a state sponsor of terror at Ground Zero.”
Rudy Giuliani jumped into the fray, calling Ahmadinejad’s request “outrageous” and describing him as “a man who has made threats against America and Israel; is harboring bin Laden’s son and other al-Qaida leaders; is shipping arms to Iraqi insurgents; and is pursuing the development of nuclear weapons.”
PELLEY: But the New York Police Department and others do not appear to want you there. Do you intend to go there anyway?
AHMADINEJAD: Well, over there, local officials need to make the necessary coordinations. If they can’t do that, I won’t insist.
PELLEY: Sir, what were you thinking? The World Trade Center site is the most sensitive place in the American heart, and you must have known that visiting there would be insulting to many, many Americans.
AHMADINEJAD: Why should it be insulting?
What’s next Columbia, are you going to invite Hitler from the grave to discuss human rights and the Holocaust?