The New York Helmsley Hotel last night abruptly canceled a long-planned banquet for next week after finding out that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was scheduled to attend and speak, The Post has learned.
Helmsley representatives told Ahmadinejad to beat it after being informed by the security group United Against Nuclear Iran that the Israel-hating, Holocaust-denying America basher was going to be in the house next Thursday.
I understand that the United States government felt the need at the time to keep the United Nations HQ somewhere where we could keep an eye on them – but there’s still something that grates every time we have to let someone like Ahmadinejad use the facilities at Manhattan. People like Ahmadinejad don’t deserve Manhattan.
Then again, neither does the UN, really.
Crossposted to Moe Lane.