Saturday, September 20, 2008
Meeting with a Crazy Man
Iran’s President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has challenged the United States presidential candidates to a debate when he is in New York for the U.N. General Assembly next week.
“I am ready for a debate with the U.S. presidential candidates over global issues in the presence of the media at the U.N. headquarters,” Ahmadinejad said at a press conference in Tehran. “I have no plans in my schedule to meet with U.S. politicians.” (As if U.S. politicians would really want to meet with him. Do you think they’ll be lining up to visit?)
“Last year, I said I was ready to meet with [President George W.] Bush. But now he is at the end of his term and [a meeting] will not impact our relations and future,” Ahmadinejad said.
So, do you think Mr. Obama or Mr. McCain will agree to meet with the crazy president of Iran?
My bets are no. Even though Obama has promised that he would negotiate with leaders of other countries with whom the U.S. has strained relations.
I guess time will tell.