A Memphis Welcome

Whatever happened to Southern hospitality?

WMC 5 in Memphis has a followup to the story of the Iraqi delegation snubbed at City Hall. After being barred from entering City Hall, they got mugged.

Things are just getting worse for a group of Iraqis visiting Memphis.

Two of them were robbed at gunpoint on a downtown Memphis street Tuesday.

The delegation first made headlines when they were banned from city hall because Memphis officials considered them a security risk.

City Council Chairman Joe Brown, who barred the delegation from entering City Hall Tuesday, apologized along with eleven other members of the council in a written letter Wednesday.

The letter asked the Iraqis for forgiveness and noted the “embarrassment” the council had brought upon itself.Nice of Brown to try to spread the embarrassment around, even though he was the one who said he would evacuate the building if the delegation entered. I’m sure the rest of the council appreciates being involuntarily dragged down into his cesspool of paranoia…

Down, But Not Out
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