The Mad Iranian came to town and announced that the 9/11 attack was an inside job, perpetrated by the US government in order to support Israel and declare war on Arab countries. (Oh, yes, and the holocaust never happened. That certainly lent a note of credibility to his claim.)
On Friday, President Obama called him out as the idiot he is on BBC Persian TV:
In an exclusive interview with the BBC's Persian TV:
Q: If I could just begin with getting your reaction to the remarks Mr Ahmadinejad made yesterday, faulting America for 9/11.
A: Well, it was offensive. It was hateful. And particularly for him to make the statement here in Manhattan, just a little north of Ground Zero. Where families lost their loved ones. People of all faiths, all ethnicities who, you know, see this as the seminal tragedy of this generation.
For him to make a statement like that was inexcusable…
Yes, offensive. The remarks would have been offensive regardless of where they were made. But, as President Obama points out, because he came to Manhattan, “just a little north of Ground Zero. Where families lost their loved ones.” moves them beyond offensive. It makes them aggressively insulting.
It’s reassuring to hear that our President recognizes that this is indeed sacred ground. So what part of that great intellect of his cannot see that a mosque, a shrine to Islam – the religion of peace that brought us this wanton and heinous act of violence and destruction, is likewise inappropriate? What logic flaw is embedded in his ideology that leads him, and others like him, to disrespect the “seminal tragedy of this generation” by supporting the construction of a mosque here? A mosque originally named “Cordoba” – as symbol of Western defeat and submission.
Passive acceptance of an act which is - on its face - so clearly intended as an effrontery is a mistake. One. Big. Ass. Mistake. America.