Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad at Ground Zero?

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the president of Iran, asked the United States Secret Service to arrange a visit to Ground Zero and lay a wreath while he is in New York City to address the United Nations.
White House spokesman Gordon Johndroe said a visit to ground zero "is a matter for the city of New York, but it seems more than odd that the president of a country that is a state sponsor of terror would visit ground zero."

Yet, we let allow the current president of the United States visit Ground Zero and he has turned this country into a state sponsor of terror. Why the double standard?

And so what if Mahmoud Ahmadinejad would use it for his own political ends. Rudy Giuliani does it all the time and he has no more right to exploit Ground Zero than anyone. Exploitation of the crimes committed on September 11, 2001, is vulgar. What more could we expect from George Bush, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, or Rudy Giuliani?

I don't want Ahmadinejad at Ground Zero, but not because of some bogus reason like 'state-sponsored terrorism' (as if there is another kind), or political opportunism. I think Mahmoud Ahmadinejad should be prevented from laying a wreath at Ground Zero because I am convinced he would then say that the wreath is a memorial to the hijackers, not the victims of their crimes. And that would be the most vulgar exploitation of Ground Zero.

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