Thursday, September 20, 2007

Political Tennis: Showdown With Ahmadinejad

This one doesn't involve weapons, it involves a test of wills. Iranian President Ahmadinejad has announced plans to visit Ground Zero, during his upcoming visit to New York.

At first, Mayor Bloomberg entertained the idea.

Then, they thought better of it.

That should be the end of it, right? Well, think again.

Now, the Iranian President apparently has announced that he intends to visit it anyway.

Now, its the NY officials' turn to reply. What will they reply with? Stay tuned.


UPDATE:

Well, now it appears he will back down and not visit. He even seems surprised that Americans would be insulted from his proposed visit. You have to laugh, otherwise you'd cry.

3 comments:

Greg said...

Honestly, I can't make up my mind on this one.

Let him go, and he's sure to make a photo op of it - a continuation of his (somewhat successful) charm campaign;

refuse access, and he has more ammunition against us in the PR war: "See - they claim they are a 'free' country, but in fact they are not!"

As with most things in this world, the US is damned if it does; damned if it doesn't.

LASunsett said...

//refuse access, and he has more ammunition against us in the PR war: "See - they claim they are a 'free' country, but in fact they are not!"//

Seems like they do this already.

Great Idea said...

Hi,

Just some FYI:

WASHINGTON, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Friday

Freedom’s Watch President Bradley A. Blakeman released a statement and a copy of the print advertisement it has requested to be run in the Monday edition of the New York Times.

“Freedom’s Watch could not sit back and allow a terrorist to come to
America masquerading as a world leader. We have an obligation to warn the
world of the dangers of a nuclear Iran and to uncover the true intent, that
being, the destruction of the United States and the State of Israel.

Let’s be clear, Iran today kills American soldiers in Iraq and they will not stop
there,” said Bradley A. Blakeman, President of Freedom’s Watch.


The text of the advertisement follows:

Ahmadinejad Is A Terrorist

Columbia University is wrong to give him a platform.

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad threatens our nation and the
freedoms we value. He has supported attacks on our soldiers and our allies.
He should be treated as the terrorist that he is.

Yet, while Columbia gives a terrorist like Ahmadinejad a platform to
speak, they refuse to allow the ROTC on campus.

What has happened to this prestigious university?

People who support killing Americans are welcome. But the military that
defends them is not.

Columbia should be ashamed of its actions.

Freedom’s Watch knows that America and the forces of freedom are right.
We know the threat of terrorism is real. And we know Democracy must
prevail.

The terrorists and their appeasers are wrong.

“And God willing, with the force of God behind it, we shall soon
experience a world without the United States and Zionism.”
— Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
(CNN, 10/27/05)



Visit http://www.freedomswatch.org/ or call 877-222-8001

Thank You Freedom's Watch For Taking A Stand For OUR Country And Troops!

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Peace!
Dan
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