Jon Swift (a “reasonable conservative”):
Ahmadinejad’s plans to visit Ground Zero and lay a wreath there evoked outrage from many. “Assisting Ahmadinejad in touring Ground Zero — hallowed ground for all Americans — is outrageous,” said former New York mayor Rudolph Giuliani. If anyone should know how sacred Ground Zero is to Americans, it would be Giuliani, who was there just as much as, if not more than, the rescue workers were, taking such dignitaries and celebrities as Saudi Arabia’s Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdul Aziz, Uzbekistan President Islam Karimov, Donald Rumsfeld and many others on guided tours of this consecrated burial ground. Of course, it is unconscionable for a politician to use Ground Zero for a photo op or to try to score political points on the tragedy of September 11 and I am glad the New York Police Department listened to Giuliani and denied Ahmadinejad permission to go there. What kind of a message would it send the world if we let someone like that use Ground Zero for a publicity stunt? Even though most of the hijackers were from Saudi Arabia and Iran has not been conclusively linked to the 9/11 attacks, I am sure that there are people working on making a connection and one will be revealed before we declare war on Iran.
Of course we know that Iran had nothing to do with 9/11 or Osama bin Laden. Of course neither did Saddam Hussein or Iraq. Of course this does not matter to those who have covered up the crime scene and prevented investigations. Of course there should be a criminal investigation of 9/11.
Sorry if that’s not ironic enough.