I can't believe this isn't on the front page of the New York Post...thank God for Canadian bloggers, I guess...via Damian Penny, we get this:
The President of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is indicating that he would like to visit Ground Zero when he comes to New York next week to speak at the U.N.
Police Commissioner Kelly has just confirmed that the Iranian Mission to the UN has approached the NYPD about a request to have Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad visit Ground Zero when he visits the United Nations next week.
Currently, the NYPD, secret service and representatives of the Iranian UN Mission are all negotiating about the President's request to visit the old World Trade Center site.
....Commissioner Kelly says the secret service is also involved, he says he does not know what the Iranian President's motive for the visit might be.
'No,' says Kelly, 'I'm not certain that we have the rationale behind it but they have expressed interest.
I can think of plenty of reasons why a sc*mbag like Ahmadinejad would love to pose in front of the hole in the ground that was once home to the symbolic capital of The West, and each and every one of them are ugly. To allow him to dance on the grave of the thousands of Americans killed by those to whom he provides spiritual and economic succor would be absolutely sickening.
It would be nothing less than a desecration of a holy place.
However, it does appear (at least at the current time) that his request is being blocked by the wiser heads at the world's best police force:
NYPD is rejecting the request from the President of Iran to visit Ground Zero.
The NYPD is citing security reasons for the reason of rejecting President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's request to visit the old World Trade Center.
But do not lose heart, oh liberal readers! 'Cause he will get a chance to spread his hatred to an eager audience at...Columbia University, where genocidal maniacs are apparently welcomed with open arms while conservative speakers are assaulted under the benign eyes of the campus administration...
UPDATE: The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Zalmay Khalilzad, told reporters Wednesday that the United States would not support Iran's attempt to use the site for a "photo op."