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Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Ahmadinejad at Ground Zero?!?

Oh, this would be outrageous. It had better not happen.

New York Sun: U.S. May Escort Ahmadinejad to Ground Zero---

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, which will jointly oversee security during the leader'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 his country 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.
I don't think Ahmadinejad should even be allowed in our country, let alone at such Sacred Ground. If he is allowed to visit Ground Zero, it will be as though Bloomberg and the others are spitting on the graves of nearly 3,000 Americans who died on 9/11, not to mention the graves of all the military who have died protecting us from the likes of Ahmadinejad's regime.

I couldn't agree with AllahPundit at Hot Air more:

Not to go all nutrootsy here, but there are one or two influential people who allegedly read this site so let me issue a formal warning to them on behalf of myself and, I suspect, most of our readers: if Bush and Rice let him go down there, especially in the wake of Petraeus and Crocker reporting the threat Iran poses to American soldiers in Iraq, you have no idea how grave the political fallout will be. Consider this an alert from the grassroots early warning system. You ignored the warning we gave you this summer about the amnesty bill. For your sake, don’t ignore this one.
The latest news is that Ahmadinejad's request has been denied.

It shouldn't have even been a question. There ought to have been no hestitation in rejecting this request.

Hot Air also listed Bloomberg's contact info, which I will post, as well. Please make your feelings known:

Update: Here’s Bloomberg’s contact information:

PHONE 311 (or 212-NEW-YORK outside NYC)http://www.nyc.gov/html/mail/html/mayor.html

And here’s State’s:
202-647-4000TTY:1-800-877-8339

Update: Denied.

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