So Mahmoud "Mad Jad" Ahmadinejad wants to lay a wreath at the site of the World Trade Center does he ? Mad Jad is coming to the US next week to address the General Assembly of the United Dictators (er, United Nations).
Although we have no diplomatic relations with Iran we have to let Mad Jad in anyway, because we stupidly agreed to host the UN, the worst idea Franklin Roosevelt or any other American President ever had, save possibly Woodrow Wilson's mad scheme for its predecessor, the League of Nations.
Take back what I said in my last post. War with Iran must practically be a certainty, and Iran hell-bent on getting a nuclear weapon -- and Mad Jad, whose every other utterance contains hatred of the US; hatred of the West; hatred of Europe -- is telling us as much. Mad Jad's declaration that he wants to lay a wreath at the site of the World Trade Center is an effort to put the US in the wrong, in the propaganda sense. This is about being able to say: when we demand that they give up their nuclear program,"or else" -- "we laid a wreath for your 9/11 dead, and you want to bomb us for our nuclear program ?" This is a set-up: to tie our diplomatic and military hands, and the Government was wise to deny permission.