Giuliani: No NYPD Escort for Ahmadinejad

It was only a matter of time before Rudy Giuliani weighed in on Iranaian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad potentially visiting Ground Zero. As mayor, Giuliani, of course, kicked Yasir Arafat out of a Lincoln Center concert in 1995, a move criticized by the White House. Giuliani clearly doesn’t approve of the Bloomberg administration’s reported negotiations to escort the Iranian leader to the site during his visit to New York next week.

Here’s his statement

“Under no circumstances should the NYPD or any other American authority assist President Ahmadinejad in visiting Ground Zero. This is a man who has made threats against America and Israel, is harboring Bin Laden’s son and other al-Qaeda leaders, is shipping arms to Iraqi insurgents and is pursuing the development of nuclear weapons. Assisting Ahmadinejad in touring Ground Zero – hallowed ground for all Americans – is outrageous.”