Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is interviewed by 60 Minutes’ Scott Pelley, and he acts shocked, shocked, that Americans might not want him to visit the World Trade Center. (h/t – Drudge)
PELLEY: Mr. President, do you intend to press your request to visit the World Trade Center site?
AHMADINEJAD: Well, it was included in my program. If we have the time and the conditions are conducive, I will try to do that.
PELLEY: But the New York Police Department and others do not appear to want you there. Do you intend to go there anyway?
AHMADINEJAD: Well, over there, local officials need to make the necessary coordinations. If they can’t do that, I won’t insist.
PELLEY: Sir, what were you thinking? The World Trade Center site is the most sensitive place in the American heart, and you must have known that visiting there would be insulting to many, many Americans.
AHMADINEJAD: Why should it be insulting?
PELLEY: But the American people, sir, believe that your country is a terrorist nation, exporting terrorism in the world. You must have known that visiting the World Trade Center site would infuriate many Americans.
AHMADINEJAD: Well, I’m amazed. How can you speak for the whole of the American nation?
PELLEY: Well, the American nation–
AHMADINEJAD: You are representing a media and you’re a reporter. The American nation is made up of 300 million people. There are different points of view over there.
The nerve of this guy…he can’t possibly think that the majority of Americans would be ok with him visiting Ground Zero, no matter what his reason is. We have heard enough to know that he heads an anti-US regime, and that Iran is a state sponsor of terrorism. Somehow this doesn’t bother the left in this country. For some reason, they don’t see this man as a threat to our national security and to the security of Iran’s neighbors. We are right not to want Ahmadinejad visiting Ground Zero. It sends the wrong message to our allies and to our enemies.
Tags: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iran, Ground Zero