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If you thought Ahmadinejad had a tough time at Columbia...

Che Guava

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Iran college asks Bush to speak

An Iranian university has invited US leader George W Bush to speak following his Iranian counterpart's hostile reception at a US college last week.

"We're not taking it too seriously,"
said a White House spokeswoman.

She said Mr Bush might have considered the invitation if Iran allowed freedom of expression, did not have nuclear ambitions, and did not threaten Israel.

Columbia University's head last week introduced Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as a "petty and cruel dictator".

The head of Ferdowsi University in Iran's second city of Mashhad - one of the country's oldest universities - said Mr Bush could answer students' questions about the Holocaust, terrorism and human rights.

"This is what President Ahmadinejad did, despite the lack of respect shown towards him," said Ferdowsi University president Alireza Afshour, according to the government daily newspaper Iran.

Columbia University president Lee Bollinger last week condemned Mr Ahmadinejad for denying the Holocaust took place, saying he was either "brazenly provocative or astonishingly uneducated".

Mr Ahmadinejad's assertion that there were no gays in Iran also drew jeers from the audience.

A White House spokeswoman responded to the invitation on behalf of Mr Bush: "If Iran was a free and democratic society that allowed its people freedom of expression, and wasn't pursuing nuclear weapons, and wasn't advocating to destroy the country of Israel, the president might consider that invitation."

Protests at home

Earlier this week, on his return from New York, President Ahmadinejad was due to speak at Tehran University.

Students there wrote him a letter asking about the academic freedoms he had described to his New York audience. They complained about arrests of students and staff members and what they said were the appalling punishments handed out to critics of the president.


They asked to be allowed to meet Mr Ahmadinejad and when they received no reply, they threatened to stage a protest outside the hall, says John Leyne, a BBC correspondent in Tehran.

Shortly afterwards President Ahmadinejad cancelled his visit, though his office said it was because of the current religious festival being celebrated in Iran, our correspondent says.

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Please, keep him.
 
If he managed to make it there alive.
 
He'd probably get blown up.

You'd hear cheering amongst the Left wing psuedo-intellectuals in America and Europe, until they realized that "Darth" Cheney would then be in charge.
 
Least he can read... yet Laura would not dress him. Shame. She does wonders for GWB.
 
He'd probably get blown up.

You'd hear cheering amongst the Left wing psuedo-intellectuals in America and Europe, until they realized that "Darth" Cheney would then be in charge.

We can also send Cheney, Pelosi, Byrd, and Rice.
 
Only if Hillary agrees to host the next club banquet for the Afghan chapter of NOW in Kabul next.
 
Well, at least the next guy is an Eagle Scout. Can't be too bad. :p

I was hoping for a more sound fiscal policy from Hank Paulson, but being an Eagle Scout counts too.
 
I was hoping for a more sound fiscal policy from Hank Paulson, but being an Eagle Scout counts too.
Couldn't be any worse than Pelosi or Reid. Honestly, those two seem hell bent on reminding America why they gave the Republicans a majority. (Nevermind that the Republicans screwed it up)
 
Couldn't be any worse than Pelosi or Reid. Honestly, those two seem hell bent on reminding America why they gave the Republicans a majority. (Nevermind that the Republicans screwed it up)

I agree.

What I was referring to by Hank Paulson is that I actually like the guy. He is really trying to find bipartisan support to fix Social Security. I can safely assume he is a real fiscal conservative. Deficits can be useful in recession, I haven't read anything positive about them in economic expansions.

We all know the Democrats are excellent at snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. Even if this is just a publicity stunt, it hands the Republicans excellent ads in six months.

"Elect the Democrats and they will raise your taxes 15%."

EDIT: Thought I was in the other thread.
 
Well, at least there might finally be something worth shelling out $49.95 to Pay-Per-View. Entertainment.

Please, keep him.

We can also send Cheney, Pelosi, Byrd, and Rice.

Send Ted Stevens too. Just because. I'm afraid Harry Reid would be denied entry into the country...I don't think they'd want him, either.
 
Well, at least there might finally be something worth shelling out $49.95 to Pay-Per-View. Entertainment.





Send Ted Stevens too. Just because. I'm afraid Harry Reid would be denied entry into the country...I don't think they'd want him, either.

also send over Gonzalez and... Phelps too.
 
I'm interested in why they(Iranian students) would ask GW about the Holocaust? What motive/purpose would that be?

Should do it by satillite. That would be interesting
 
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