NYPC – The Lily Livered Response Of The Big Apple :: MAXINE
UPDATE: The Iranian leader plans to go to Ground Zero on Monday at 10 AM with a Secret Service escort - over NYPD objections. (WABC-TV)Also: Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney requested that the UN indict Ahmadinejad under the Genocide Convention instead of having him as a speaker.
Iranian President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, requests to visit Ground Zero next week when he attends the United Nations' General Assembly meeting.
His reason for the request was that he wanted to place of a wreath on and pay his respects to the site where terrorists toppled the twin World Trade Center tower buildings and killed over 3,000 innocent people.
After a meeting to review the Iranian President’s request, New York Police Department, the Secret Service and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, NYPD spokesman Paul Browne said, “Construction is underway at the site and no visitors are allowed because of safety concerns.”
"He wanted to go into the pit and lay a wreath," Browne continued. Even if Ahmadinejad had asked to visit the area near Ground Zero, that "would also be opposed by NYPD on security grounds," he said.
The “View” From MAXINE:
Iranian President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has recently been quoted in statements questioning whether six million Jews died at the hands of the Nazis and calling for the state of Israel to be "wiped off the map." Further, he has vehemently defended Iran's right to develop nuclear power while denying that it seeks to additionally develop nuclear weapons of which he has stated that he intends to use to carry out his threat on Israel.
Why can’t the NYPD (New York Police Department) be less NYPC (New York Politically Correct) in their response to Iranian President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s request?
Truthfully, the NYPD, New York Mayor Bloomberg, and all other people in authority should have been completely clear and unified in their response.
Iranian President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, request should have been rejected on the grounds that as one of the world's leading sponsors of terrorism, the NYPD would find it inappropriate to allow his official and escorted visit to this hallowed ground ... NOT, that this site is a construction zone and general safety is in peril.
The cynicism of this request to lay a wreath where Islamo-Fascists terrorists killed so many innocents and destroyed so much property in the name of what Iranian President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad stands for, should have been met with an outright rejection ... not a capitulation based upon site security restrictions.
The Correct Response:
The NYPD, the Borough of Manhattan, the City of New York, the State of New York and the nation of the United States does not cater to the requests of terrorists and the states that sponsor them. Request Denied!
Based upon the many statements of hostility toward humanity and the outright destruction of one segment of our world in humanity (Jews), why would the United States issue this guy, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, a visa in the first place?
Where are the levels of enforceable standards in this situation?
UPDATE: The Iranian leader plans to go to Ground Zero on Monday at 10 AM with a Secret Service escort - over NYPD objections. (WABC-TV)
With this update, the title of this post should be:
The Lily Livered Response Of The Bush Administration