Would you like some cheese, Mahdi boy?

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Saturday blamed some circles within the United States of putting him in the same boat as the head of the terrorist network al-Qaeda Osama bin Laden.

“Some US circles wanted to sabotage my trip to New York by for example putting my picture next to bin Laden,” Ahmadinejad told the news network Khabar.

You mean, like this?

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We compare you to bin Laden because you’re like bin Laden, but with the potential to build your own nukes.

Ahmadinejad also blamed the US government and New York City officials for rejecting his request to visit the site of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

“All I wanted to do was pay my respect and tribute at the site to the victims but this simple request was rejected,” he said.

Right. So that he could then turn and use photos of him laying a wreath at Ground Zero and say “See, here’s proof that I’m just a harmless kind of guy. I even pay honor to the American victims of terrorism!”

But then he let the mask slip a little bit too far.

Ahmadinejad compared the status of September 11 to the Holocaust, saying that both issues were used against the Islamic world.

Since he’s a Holocaust denier, doesn’t this comparison make him a Truther too?

Update: Yeah, I could go along with this.

I would have let Ahmadamsterdam visit Ground Zero, but I would have given him the perspective of a victim by pinning him under eight tons of granite.