In advance of his September visit to New York, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is warming up the hometown crowd with his insightful opinions on the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001. If you were in NYC, Washington D.C., Shanksville, PA, or anyone else in the country that day, or are capable of the most basic cognitive skills, you know that thousands of people died after two airplanes crashed into the World Trade Center. Or did they? Let the Iranian president explain:

"They announced that 3,000 people were killed in this incident, but there were no reports that reveal their names. Maybe you saw that, but I did not," Ahmadinejad told the Iranian "press" Saturday. After one extensive second of Googling, we managed to dig up this report with victims' names from some loony fringe Zionist mouthpiece called CNN, so take that with a grain of salt. For good measure, Ahmadinejad also repeated the familiar conspiracy theory that no Jews were killed in the World Trade Center, because "one day earlier they were told not go to their workplace."

This week Ahmadinejad is featured in a New Yorker article written by the great Jon Lee Anderson, who interviewed the president in Tehran. "Look here, you are comfortably speaking to me with no apprehension,” Ahmadinejad said. “No American President has ever had the courage to allow an Iranian reporter to do the same, to freely ask him questions. Is this a freedom or a dictatorship?" Indeed, here in America we can only dream of one day enjoying the freedoms that Iranians take for granted.