Ahmadinejad 'Amazed' By Ground Zero Flap

Ahmadinejad 'Amazed' By Ground Zero Flap

There are 16 comments on the CBS 11 story from Sep 20, 2007, titled Ahmadinejad 'Amazed' By Ground Zero Flap. In it, CBS 11 reports that:

“You must have known that visiting the World Trade Center site would infuriate many Americans.”

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will not press his plan -- just denied by New York City police for security reasons -- to visit ground zero in New York City, he tells 60 Minutes' Scott Pelley in an exclusive interview conducted Thursday in Iran.

The Iranian leader says he's "amazed" and skeptical that most Americans view his visit there as insulting as his intention was only to show respect. The interview will be broadcast Sunday, Sept. 23, at 7 p.m. EDT.

His request to lay a wreath at the World Trade Center site in New York City next week was turned down by police Thursday and blasted by U.S. diplomats as an attempt to turn ground zero into a "photo op." Read more

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Pompano Fred

Simpsonville, SC

#1 Sep 20, 2007
If Mr. A. wishes to ask an American if he is insulted by this request....tell him to call me. To quote Jane Austen, "I am quite at my leisure."
Reason

Middletown, CT

#2 Sep 20, 2007
Mr. A. should not only be permitted to honor ground zero site but should be givin a key to the city!
Sincerely,Barak HUSSIEN Obama.
dick weed

Newark, OH

#3 Sep 20, 2007
let him come.444 days people.I remember! CIA check this out. Cut off his motorcade and kidnap him and his entrauge have rev Al and rev Jackson come out and blame the KKK. Capture some skin heads and send em to the place where celebs go to jail. 2 weeks later release a video showing the crips and bloods actually have him and here are their demands(CIA insert demands here)well we could forget about OJ if this happened and maybe Iran would take a pot shot at us. My tax dollars are getting tired of sitting around in South Dakota in a silo doing nothing while Americans are being killed by Iranian weapons

BLT

Since: Apr 07

Holland, MI

#4 Sep 20, 2007
A wreath now,a biochemical attack later.
American

Springfield, MO

#5 Sep 20, 2007
He has no right to go anywhere near "Ground Zero".
Hidden Valley

Portland, OR

#6 Sep 20, 2007
"... blasted by U.S. diplomats as an attempt to turn ground zero into a "photo op."

You mean like the photo ops Rudy and Bush used it for?

“Very Politically Incorrect ”

Since: Sep 07

Knoxville, TN

#7 Sep 21, 2007
i vote we throw the U.N. out of the country. all kinds of scoundrels are allowed on our soil because of it.
Confused

New York, NY

#8 Sep 21, 2007
I have no idea what to think about this, on one hand if all he wants to do is pay his respects then let him, on the other hand his a tyranical leader who wants to destroy the US oy vey I have no clue what to make of this.

“Asheville Homegrown”

Since: Sep 07

Where else

#9 Sep 21, 2007
dick weed wrote:
let him come.444 days people.I remember! CIA check this out. Cut off his motorcade and kidnap him and his entrauge have rev Al and rev Jackson come out and blame the KKK. Capture some skin heads and send em to the place where celebs go to jail. 2 weeks later release a video showing the crips and bloods actually have him and here are their demands(CIA insert demands here)well we could forget about OJ if this happened and maybe Iran would take a pot shot at us. My tax dollars are getting tired of sitting around in South Dakota in a silo doing nothing while Americans are being killed by Iranian weapons
Enough said!
Jamie

San Marcos, CA

#10 Sep 21, 2007
He won't be too amazed when this former Mayor of Tehran has his own Ground Zero. These friggen idiots. Surrounded on both sides Iraq / Afghanistan and talking shit. No wonder these people are miserable with these Soprano thugs running around. They will be the death of us all unless we start lopping there heads off and putting them on Youtube also. Stupid ass liberals will be the first ones these guys go after, wake up dummy!
Bob

United States

#11 Sep 21, 2007
He is just going there to pay homage to the terorist who died there.I hope his plane crashes on the way over.

“I miss Hot Lips”

Since: Jul 07

palo alto ca.

#12 Sep 22, 2007
I don't think this idiot knows how much he is despised by Americans. He is on a short leash as it is. If he keeps it up he will find a visit from one of our military toys. He does like to visit his little toys on us.

“Lets take America Back!”

Since: Apr 07

America, U,S,A.

#13 Sep 22, 2007
Hidden Valley wrote:
"... blasted by U.S. diplomats as an attempt to turn ground zero into a "photo op."
You mean like the photo ops Rudy and Bush used it for?
Do the world a favor...kill yourself.
Hidden Valley

Portland, OR

#14 Sep 23, 2007
Jack Black wrote:
<quoted text>
Do the world a favor...kill yourself.
Do you deny Rudy and Bush used ground zero for photo ops? Odd how most of the real rescue workers have come down with all sorts of strange maladies but Rudy's OK. Maybe because as soon as the cameras were outta' there so was he?

Since: Jun 07

Ashburn, VA

#15 Sep 23, 2007
I think by not allowing him to do this makes the Americans look bad, no more land of the free.
I don't see him being any more of a threat than the millions that run across the border claiming they are here to take their country back--do we denial them? No we pay for their stay. At least with him we will know when he gets here and when he leaves.
Klaxxer

United States

#16 Oct 4, 2007
Is anyone surprised that Hidden Valley is from Portland, OR? What a tool.

If Bush does this, then he is a jerk. And if he doesn't do that, he's a jerk too.

It is called "Bush derangement syndrome". Get help.

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