September 08, 2005

Confronting Terrorism IV


We created the original panels of this cartoon (bottom two) in 2002 and have added a panel every year since. If the Iranian theocracy remains in power and a terror-sponsoring Palestinian state is created, it will only get uglier.

From Reuters: US grants Iranian president visa for U.N..

The United States said on Wednesday it had granted a visa to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to attend U.N. meetings in New York but was still looking into his role in the 1979 U.S. Embassy storming in Tehran.

From the SMCCDI: Support the Campaign Against Ahmadinejad's Presence at UN (via Free Thoughts).

Related: Rumsfeld: Iraq bombs 'clearly from Iran'

UPDATE -- Sept. 13: More on the protest to be held tomorrow in New York City on the occassion of the Iranian president's U.N. visit: NY Committee Against Ahmadinejad (via Winds of Change), and from the SMCCDI: "Iran UN Protest 2005" to rally in New York on Wednesday.

UPDATE II: From The Washington Times: Unwelcome Mat by Kenneth Timmerman (via Free Thoughts).

Tomorrow, New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly should order his men to escort the new hard-line president of the Islamic Republic of Iran to Kennedy International Airport, the minute he finishes speaking to the U.N. General Assembly at 3:10 p.m.

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who took office in August after disputed elections, is not just any head of state. He has a terrorist pedigree that should make him an unwelcome guest in any civilized country, if having a terrorist "watch list" serves any purpose. But perhaps "civilized" is not an adjective that applies to the United Nations, which has standards all its own.

The State Department found Aug. 31 that the Iranian president was "excludable" by law from entering the United States, since he met the definition of an "international terrorist." Nevertheless, the wise heads at Foggy Bottom decided to waive the law.

Posted by Forkum at September 8, 2005 05:18 PM