[DEBATE] : (Fwd) Ahmadinejad at Columbia
dhenwood at panix.com
Sat Sep 22 14:57:55 BST 2007
On Sep 22, 2007, at 8:05 AM, Lubna Nadvi wrote:
> Ahmedinejad asked the US government whether he could visit ground
> zero, the site of the 9/11 attacks in New York and was turned down.
> In an interview he said that he had wanted to pay his respects to
> the dead. Now I have issues with some of his rhetoric...but I think
> its diplomatically unacceptable to deny a President the chance to
> pay his respects at the site of such a major incident.
My guess is that the Bush admin is afraid that visiting Ground Zero
would soften Ahmadinejad's image, making it harder to portray him as
the Great Satan.
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