He Doesn't Deserve To Go
September 24, 2007
Despite protests to the contrary, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran plans to visit ground zero in New York City, site of the 2001 terrorist attacks, while in town for the annual opening of the UN General Assembly. He also plans to take part in a discussion at Columbia University. The discussion is a great idea—he could benefit from a little democracy in action. We shouldn’t be afraid of his ideas. But the visit to ground zero—pure political theater.