Wednesday, September 19, 2007


[posted by Callimachus]

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.

Sure, let him visit. But make sure the city police who escort him are comrades of those who died in the towers, and who were on duty there that day, and by sheer luck and grace, survived it. And in place of Secret Service, how about a few relatives of the people on those two jetliners?

Surely he'd be safer among them. Any "Reich-wingnut" who might want to squeeze off a round in his direction would hold fire in consideration of the company.

And while the comrades and the families are listening, perhaps he could be asked to explain to us how, exactly, (in the words of the Supreme Commander of his Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps) the CIA and Mossad pulled it off.