Iranian President Insults Bush
Monday, May 08, 2006
(SNN Tehran) A letter by Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to President Bush was received at the White House. In the letter, the Iranian President says that he wants peace, but by sending the President a letter instead of an e-mail can be taken as an insult.
President Bush is incapable of checking e-mail.
Some believe that in sending a letter to the White House Ahmadinejad is saying he believes President Bush is incapable of checking e-mail. What would make this a truly blatant insult is that Ahmadinejad must know Mr. Bush has people to do that for him. It is well known that even if Mr. Bush receives a letter, he will not read it. Instead, he pawns if off on someone like the National Security Advisor.
However, maybe the letter was not sent as an insult, but rather was meant to portray the message was one of an intimate nature. Neither Iranian nor American officials would disclose the contents of the letter, which was sent to the office of the National Security Advisor for analysis. However, sources placed high within the administration have indicated that the contents where “juicy” and Ahmadinejad dotted his I’s with little hearts.
John Negroponte, Director of Intelligence, has indicated that while Bush believes Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has a nice behind, a well-timed love letter is not enough to influence US policies on Iran. "Certainly one of the hypotheses you'd have to examine is whether and in what way the timing of the dispatch of that letter is connected with trying in some manner to influence the debate before the Security Council," Mr. Negroponte said.
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