Talk radio, and the conservative blogosphere are sure to descend upon this one with major fury.
- most active state sponsor of terrorism
- funds terrorist groups
- terrorist training and safe haven
- threatens United States and Israel with “Death to America” and “Death to Israel” chants
- trying to acquire nuclear weapons for “peaceful purposes”
- violating international law by continuing to enrich uranium
- kills Americans in Iraq through a proxy war
- promotes genocide against the state of Israel
Stunning, shocking, outrageous, and bold. Can you imagine Hitler visiting Pearl Harbor?
I wrote a few days ago about Mitt Romney’s lettter to the UN regarding ahmadinejad, and here’s his statement today
Ahmadinejad’s shockingly audacious request should be met with a vehement no. 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. This would deeply offend the sensibilities of Americans from all corners of our nation. Instead of entertaining Ahmadinejad, we should be indicting him.
Thanks to Michael Bloomberg for NOT protesting this.
In a move that has stunned New York, the Bloomberg administration is in discussions to escort the Iranian president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, to ground zero during his visit to New York next week, Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said today.
The Iranian mission to the U.N. made the request to the New York City Police Department and the Secret Service, who will jointly oversee security during the president’s two-day visit. Mr. Ahmadinejad is scheduled to arrive September 24 to speak to the U.N. General Assembly as the Security Council decides whether to increase sanctions against Iran for its uranium enrichment program.
Mr. Kelly said the NYPD and Secret Service were in discussions with the Iranian mission about the logistics for the possible visit, and whether it will take place at all. He said Mr. Ahmadinejad would not be allowed to descend into the pit for safety reasons related to ongoing construction there.
“There has been some interest expressed in his visiting the area,” Mr. Kelly said. “It’s something that we are prepared to handle if in fact it does happen.”
Looks like the NYPD is already backing off. Good for them.