Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Ahmadinejad Calls 9/11 "A Suspicious Event"

In a speech on Iranian state television, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad cast aspersions on the attacks of September 11, 2001. "Four or five years ago, a suspicious event occurred in New York. A building collapsed and they said 3000 people had been killed but never published their names," said Ahmadinejad. The Iranian President went on to say that 9/11 was little more than a pretext to attack Afghanistan and Iraq. Well, I can't say that a guy who publicly declares the Holocaust "a myth" questioning the circumstances of 9/11 all that big of a stretch. Of course, 9/11 didn't happen "four or five years ago" it happened six years, seven months and five days ago. And the North and South Towers didn't just collapse. Airplanes carrying innocent people were navigated into them. And their names are read every year at the 9/11 Memorial in New York. Given that Ahmadinejad publicly discounts what happened on 9/11 I would ask Barack Obama if he still intended to reach out to Ahmadinejad if elected in November.

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