Thursday, September 20, 2007

I really don't like this guy, seriously

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad asked permission to lay a wreath at the World Trade Center site when he comes to New York City next week.

Permission was denied.

"President Ahmadinejad intended to lay a wreath at the site of ground zero in order to pay tribute to the victims of the terrorists attack of Sept. 11, 2001," said Mohammad Mir Ali Mohammadi, spokesman for the Iranian mission to the U.N.

You've got to be kidding me.

Pay tribute to the victims of the terrorist attacks? It's a foregone conclusion that Ahmadinejad intends to use his visit to the UN as a way to kick the US in the teeth, but visit Ground Zero and pay tribute to dead Americans? This makes no sense to me, until suddenly the light goes off in my head. Sure, he intended to pay tribute - to Mohamed Atta and his 18 buddies.

Choke on your tribute, Ahmadinejad, say your peace at the UN and then go home. The last thing America needs is your tribute.


  1. Oh no, I say we let him. Make it contingient on giving him a grand tour of New York, including a trip to Wall Street and then to the mouth of the Hudson which would just happen to be welcoming in a carrier group. Do the whole flyover with streamers routine. Then have his guest look him square in the eye and smile while saying, "And this is just one of eight of these things we have. From what I hear it's the smallest one. Shall we return to he UN?"

  2. I kind of like Steve's idea. But let's add some time at Fashion Week to the tour. I'm thinking a dose of J.Lo's new line is just what he needs.

  3. As I continued to think about this, it seems apparent that this is a many-layered ploy. If we say "yes," then he gets to honor Atta and company. If we say "no," then we're the bad guys for turning away his friendship or some such drivel.

    A plan worthy of Wile E. himself.

  4. Actually, I have to wonder if he intended to become a martyr. He has to know what would happen if he were to visit ground zero. I doubt that without major military support, the police could hold back the angry mod. I, for one, wouldn't mind stringing this asshole up from the top of the WTC memorial.

  5. It's helpful to remember that a lot of modern Iranians look at him the same way we look at W.


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