Friday, September 21, 2007
May I have this dance Ahmadinejad?
Has the Bush administration gone mad???? Why is Ahmadinejad coming to the United States? Did the administration forget we are at war with radical Islam?
Since 9/11, the patriot act has allowed for the denial of Visas of foreigners with ties to terrorism. That is a good thing, but instead of denying Ahmadinejad’s visa, a sworn enemy, we have invited him to sup with us. This administration still doesn’t get it. (of course, the Democrats get it even less.)
Below are but a few examples of visa denials since 9/11. It is right that the administration deny these visas:
March 4, 2005 Dora María Tellez denied visa. She was granted a position at Harvard. She was tied to the 1979 Sandinista revolution in Nicaragua and the overthrow of the Somoza regime. She has been labeled a “terrorist” Nicaraguan professor.
Many other Nicaraguan prominent officials had their visas denied both from the Left and the Right for either corruption charges (commonplace in Nicaragua) or for terrorist links. Sandinistas were automatically denied.
Tariq Ramadan, a Swiss Muslim considered one of the foremost scholars of Islam in the West was denied a visa in 2004.
Waskar Ari, a Bolivian scholar of history, and scholar of Islam was denied a visa when he was offered a position to teach at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln.
Ahmadinejad has definite links to terrorism. He was involved in the 1979 kidnapping of the American hostages. He was responsible for supplying the arms to Hezbollah with the recent war in Israel. He continues his rhetoric on destroying Israel while at the same time denying the holocaust. He continues to send in insurgents into Iraq killing Americans. He continues his quest for a nuclear bomb. We have been at war with Ahmadinjad since the 1970s even if we seem to be in denial. This would have been like giving Hitler a Visa in the midst of World War ll.
Why has Senator Clinton not said anything? Is she not the Senator of New York? and what about the other Democratic candidates. Why do the Democrats seem to be silent only when it counts?
So now we have to wonder whether or not Ahmadinejad is going to visit ground zero. And, groups have to organize to protest his speaking at Columbia University. Only in an insane and delusional world can this happen.
I think the only person who really gets it is Ahmadinejad.