Thursday, September 20, 2007

Wreath pettiness

President Ahmadinejad wanted to lay a wreath at the site of the World Trade Center, but American authorities, with typical pettiness (Rudy and Hillary leading the way, of course), denied him.  Digg asks:  “WHICH MIDDLE EAST COUNTRIES HELD CANDLELIGHT VIGILS FOR 9/11???”  The answer is here (also scroll down for more photos here; Israelis didn’t hold the spontaneous vigils, but they did build a lot of monuments to commemorate the four Jews who were killed).  Needless to say, Americans have squandered every bit of international sympathy caused by September 11, and then some.

There’s always an upside, and this embarrassing incident for the American people has produced one of the most hilarious quotes in American history, from the Ambassador to the UN, Zalmay Khalilzad:

“We do not support that the tragedy that happened on a site where so many people lost their lives be used as a photo op”