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Bush cancels keynote speech after learning of invite for WikiLeaks founder

By Agence France-Presse
Friday, February 25, 2011 15:36 EDT
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WASHINGTON — Former president George W. Bush scrapped plans to address a summit of young leaders and business executives this weekend because Wikileaks founder Julian Assange would also speak to the group, his office said Friday.

“The former president has no desire to share a forum with a man who has willfully and repeatedly done great harm to the interests of the United States,” his spokesman, David Sherzer, said in a statement.

Bush had accepted an invitation six months ago to deliver the closing keynote speech on Saturday to the Young Presidents’ Association’s “Global Leadership Summit” in Denver, Colorado, Sherzer said.

“This week, upon learning that Julian Assange had recently been invited to address the same summit, President Bush decided to cancel his appearance,” said Sherzer.

The summit’s schedule lists Bush as making the closing keynote speech, while Assange does not appear, but the Denver Business Journal reported this week that the 39-year-old Australian was slated to address attendees via satellite.

YPO describes itself on its website as a global network of 18,000 successful young business executives in more than 100 countries.

It also says the summit aimed to foster a discussion of “the latest developments in globalization, the role of visionary leadership, and global political and social conflicts.”

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  • Anonymous

    That stupid fuckin’ picture just makes me sick. And why is it that Mister tough talking, smoke-em-out, bring-em-on, dead or alive W can’t even face one Australian with a laptop? Pathetic.

  • gypski®

    I guess he’s afraid Assange would reveal some hidden truths about GW.

  • Anonymous

    Dumbya is a coward like he’s been his entire miserable life.

  • Dravazed

    Dubya is talking about someone else’s doing great harm to the United States? Uh…

  • Anonymous

    “The former president has no desire to share a forum with a man who has willfully and repeatedly done great harm to the interests of the United States,” his spokesman, David Sherzer, said in a statement.

    ROFLMFAO – What a joke! I can’t think of anyone that has done more harm to the interests of the United States than that worthless POS bush.

  • Anonymous

    pussy.

  • Anonymous

    What a pathetic small craven little coward. Nothing has changed with that prick…..whoops, that is the best part of a man, pussy is far more appropriate.

  • Anonymous

    No great loss. What was George going to say anyway, “Global war is good for global business?”

  • Anonymous

    Exactly what I was thinking.

  • enorceht

    how did you get a copy of his speech ?

  • Anonymous

    “The former president has no desire to share a forum with a man who has willfully and repeatedly done great harm to the interests of the United States,”
    Well, no wonder he can’t show up. He’d be beside himself.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/5OQFBZ26C3VQ5ONGZGDBDY4BUU Mark A

    Bush isn’t too good at debatin’ ideas, unless he has someone feeding him the answers.

  • Anonymous

    Assange exposed (yet again) Bush and his cronies for the low life bastards they are!

  • enorceht

    i think he’s reading the unabridged version of “the pet goat” and i think it upside down

  • Anonymous

    The village idiot is still the village idiot…

  • CozmicSeer

    I was about to post the same statement but I see you’re an individual with the same sense of irony. Couldn’t agree more.

  • I. M. Agoste

    Irrelevant fool. He knows damned well he isn’t going to draw in anything but protesters. Besides, what in hell is Bush going to talk about that has even a bit of truth in it somewhere?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PCHLMPBJKYTW3LJBHZEZMO3TXQ What Ever

    Young Presidents Association is that something like the Hitler Youth?

  • http://proudprimate.com Proud Primate

    “…his spokesman, David Sherzer, said in a statement.”

    Sherzer is a Yiddish form of German “Scherzer”, which means “joker”. Apt —

  • Anonymous

    So Bush, the benefactor of at least one stolen election, WILL share a platform with other GOP liars, torturers, and the treasonous cabal who outed a CIA operative, but not with a man who brought the American the truth of what our Government does with our tax money and in “our” name…I’m not surprised ..after all Reagan was a great President, hand picked by the biggest and wealthiest Corporations…right..?) cowardly, lying little Bush and his “people” are responsible for the murder of some where around 5,000 military personnel, Trillions of dollars added to the deficit (payable by the American taxpayers, to China..) and the deaths of thousands of innocent Iraq and Afghanistan people…and yet you think you are “better” than Julian Assange…LMAO

  • http://www.zazzle.com/fierylocks FieryLocks

    (QUOTE)”The former president has no desire to share a forum with a man who has willfully and repeatedly done great harm to the interests of the United States,” his spokesman, David Sherzer, said in a statement.(QUOTE)

    Bush describes HIMSELF with this statement.

  • http://proudprimate.com Proud Primate

    I thought it was, “My Pet Baphomet”

  • cannotvote

    “The former president has no desire to share a forum with a man who has willfully and repeatedly done great harm to the interests of the United States,” What a crock of crap – bUsh should be put out with the cat, flushed down the toilet of political ineptitude and spanked senseless with his own fecal stained underwear – after they’ve been left out in the sun a while!

  • Guest

    A fucking FELON afraid of sharing a bill with a PATRIOT and guess which of the two will be vilified in the media?!

  • PrissyPatriot®

    “The former president has no desire to share a forum with a man who has willfully and repeatedly done great harm to the interests of the United States,” his spokesman, David Sherze”

    Sure he didn’t- they were just afraid they couldn’t get W sobered up soon enough…

  • Anonymous

    No campaigns of MSM “rehabilitation”, volumes of lying “memoirs” or revisionist Neo-Con apologists can ever erase the immeasurable damage this man has done to America and the WORLD.

    He’s not so stupid or disconnected to actually not understand why he is so reviled. The noose of Truth and Justice is a tightening….

    Hey Dubya run, baby run. Nemesis is a coming for you…..

  • Anonymous

    Ooooooo was georgy porgy afraid he would be one upped? George does have his standards. Let’s see he can’t give a speech in Switzerland because he might be arrested. He apparently won’t give speeches if other people smarter than george will be giving speeches also. Really george that eliminates a whole bunch of appearances by you.! Let’s face it george just about every one is smarter than you………have you thought of giving a speech in Wisconsin? We have all seen walker and he doesn’t appear smarter than you!

  • Anonymous

    pussy cry baby, man up tough guy!

  • Anonymous

    Pardon me, angryspittle, but my genitalia takes offense to *any* comparison made to the former president (and assumes in advance you meant none).

    As to the story….. Ahhhhhahahahahahaha!!! (Maybe it really had nothing to do with Assange, and George just finally had to admit to himself that “visionary leadership” isn’t in his bag of strengths…?)

  • Comrade

    Seems a lot of us were thinking the same thing, lol…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DLLRFLTILUE3KLHQGM6WPK6VJU Brat!

    Dubya is terrified of being upstaged by someone who tells the truth. Honesty is something that he abhors.

  • Anonymous

    No one on earth has done more damage to US interest that Bush. What a complete pusssy,coward,liar,unamerican bastard.Oh and thanks for lifting the terrorist status on Kadaffy so he could continue his rain of terrror.George W Bush rot in hell with your granfather you giant douche.

  • mick

    “”………….. has no desire to share a forum with a man who has willfully and repeatedly done great harm to the interests of the United States,” ”
    Fill in any name that you like and its Bush that did the harm.
    Pot meet kettle !

  • H.P. Loathecraft

    Indeed.

  • H.P. Loathecraft

    Agreed. My needle holes are still healing from the last time.

  • H.P. Loathecraft

    Not much left to harm, thanks to him and his criminal cronies.

  • H.P. Loathecraft

    And possibly something about “Terrists holdin’ us hostile n’ holdin’ other nations hostile”.

  • Anonymous

    Uh, once again, Bush’s incompetent spokesperson got is assbackwards. He should have said: “The Wikileaks founder has no desire to share a forum with a man who has willfully and repeatedly done great harm to the interests of the United States

  • Anonymous

    “The former president has no desire to share a forum with a man who has willfully and repeatedly done great harm to the interests of the United States,” his spokesman, David Sherzer, said in a statement.

    Now isn’t this the pot calling the kettle black! The damage he and his criminal murdering cabal began continues to bring this country to its knees. Wikileaks replaced our dead MSM and has tried to show truth to the world about the criminals destroying it. Why anyone invites these criminals to speak is mind blowing too.

  • Anonymous

    “The former president has no desire to share a forum with a man who has willfully and repeatedly done great harm to the interests of the United States,” his spokesman, David Sherzer, said in a statement.

    Now isn’t this the pot calling the kettle black! The damage he and his criminal murdering cabal began continues to bring this country to its knees. WikiLeaks replaced our dead MSM with real journalism and has tried to show truth to the world about the criminals destroying it.

  • Anonymous

    David Sherzer must have an incredible sense of humor and irony, or a complete lack of it.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/GCPX7DXZGK2H2CPNYRR5IS5A64 Turnip Mcgee

    And you thought that you could rewrite history. . you torturing, genocidal, fucktard.

  • Anonymous

    Bush refuses to speak at any event that hosts someone who “has willfully and repeatedly done great harm to the interests of the United States,” That means Bush would never speak at any event that would invite Bush.

    If Bush is honest that is.

  • Anonymous

    Nothing like the uncomfortable feeling of being in the room that has a person with the facts to bury you.

  • enorceht

    actually i could only remember “pet goat” and i wasn’t sure what the first word was in the title. so i did what i usually do when i have a brain freeze … i contacted my more intelligent brain cells that reside outside of my cranium (wiki). that’s were i found this factoid:

    “The Pet Goat” (often erroneously called “My Pet Goat”) is a children’s story …”

    surprised me too

    but i like your version even better

  • Anonymous

    “The former president has no desire to share a forum with a man who has willfully and repeatedly done great harm to the interests of the United States,” his spokesman, David Sherzer, said in a statement.

    Still delusional.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/LEUDUVF5EGJZRZETF3KV53P7BQ Thomas

    When he found out that Assange was invited, Bush had to have his wife change his diaper. He then called his puppet master, President Cheney, and asked him what to do. After Cheney had him come over and spanked him for being a bad little puppet, he told Bush to make himself unavailable for anything. Bush then said; “Thank you master. May I kiss your feet master, or would prefer it if I kissed about three feet higher up, oh great master?”

  • http://twitter.com/blabstar Michael Feeney

    Was it War Criminal Bush or Journalist Assange that had “no desire to share a forum with a man who has willfully and repeatedly done great harm to the interests of the United States?” Seems undeniably clear to me that the former is the one who f**cked up the world for selfish, backward, and knuckle-dragging reasons. He, Bush, is the pariah. Let no one forget his (Bush’s) willful participation in wanton destruction of three countries, including the U.S. His (Bush’s), is the legacy of fascism.

  • overdoneputaforkinit

    Because he can’t call the whole military to be his personal bodyguard anymore

  • Anonymous

    Wow Leadership and Bush don’t mix. Smart move on the idiot War Criminal as the focus would be more on his War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity. It would have been history making to have a War Criminal speak on Leadership more like inviting Gaddafi or Mubarak as guest speakers too. As many of the Bush Administration criminals need money they might full in for the right price. Who knows maybe Scooter Libby, Joe the Plumber or Rummy could get and invite to speak.

  • Schmice

    Bush has canceled his speech because he doesn’t want to share a forum with a man who has willfully and repeatedly done great harm to the interests of the United States? That is rich. Excuse me ex-President Bush, but why don’t you go to Europe and make those statements? Oh, afraid that you’ll get arrested and prosecuted for war crimes? No, of course not. Couldn’t be. And by the way, thank you for selling this country out to your cronies who live high on the proverbial hog while the rest of us settle for crumbs.

  • Anonymous

    I’d bet he didn’t have one. he can’t speak without Dick Cheney’s fist up his ass anyway. he’s a wimp
    just like his daddy. Babs Bush is the only one in that family with any cajones, and her’s are probably real.

  • Anonymous

    interesting that Condi Rice-aroni never talks or is on any shows, or has written a book of lies like the rest
    have. hmmm…

  • Gnat K. Coal

    Once a witless, gutless pussy, ALWAYS a witless, gutless pussy.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_V5XKDORJ6HIVIZ6V5OTK76KTEY Immortal

    When Bush heard that Assange would be there, he said, “Assange is in Sweden isn’t he? I can’t go. Say something without saying why I can’t go. Thanks.”

  • http://proudprimate.com Proud Primate

    I’ve never once read it called “The” Pet Goat. See how they deceive us??

    But as to Baphomet, it’s central to the story. Goats are sacred to Satanists.

  • http://proudprimate.com Proud Primate
  • http://proudprimate.com Proud Primate

    He’s just plain running scared — of everything now — it’s all coming apart for him, just like Ghaddafi of the quivering lip

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SAXB7YCUGONEME7H4QBR52KXUA Linda

    I call for his arrest for criminal irony. And obliviousness.

  • http://twitter.com/ednagarrett Edna Garrett

    “willfully and repeatedly done great harm to the interests of the United States”

    F&#^$^* piece of sh*#

    Bush needs to be extradited to hell. Iraq, Katrina, economic disaster, poisoning the environment…the *#$*#$* HAS GOTTEN AWAY WITH IT ALL. He should never be forgiven. He should have to face the horrors of his leadership every day for the rest of his life

  • http://proudprimate.com Proud Primate

    The people who voted for him should be required to have pictures of the dead he killed wallpaper their rooms.

  • http://proudprimate.com Proud Primate

    “Whatever”

    (I’m searching for that great cartoon on the order of ‘MC Rove’ that was out years ago, but I can’t find it. Bush repeated “Whatever” to every context — it’s not the Fiore version, by the way. Much better)

  • Anonymous

    Benedict Arnold was Patrick Henry compared with the traitorous George W. Bush. Its a great stain on our Democracy that this man-child has not been charged with crimes against humanity. He is a murderer and an adimitted torturer. Does the Obama administration beleive that defending the power and reputation of the presidency is more important than punishing a crimminal and traitor?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PSRJLHUJ7V5YRVT3T5RN5LIHWM eric

    I thought Assange was trying to avoid coming to the US in order not to end up in Guantanamo Bay.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WMPKB2SBRQNIL44FIQWPERPBLI Hal Renfield

    I’m more and more suspicious of this Assange character all the time.
    They are really going out of their way to set him up as a mouthpiece we will trust.
    Who broke ‘climate-gate’?
    Julian “No No-fly List” Assange.
    How many ‘whistleblowers’ are going offer themselves up and wind up like Bradley Manning ?
    In today’s marketplace of ideas, you want to look something over really carefully before you buy into it.

  • Anonymous

    “The former president has no desire to share a forum with a man who has willfully and repeatedly done great harm to the interests of the United States”

    He does that every time he speaks anywhere. The man just can’t get away from himself.

  • Anonymous

    Article above:-
    “The former president has no desire to share a forum with a man who has willfully and repeatedly done great harm to the interests of the United States,”

    And he really doesn’t want to try to justify his unjustifiable actions to a man not afraid to call him out on them.. Hmm?
    I guess the “misunderestimated man” was only “misunderestimated” by himself.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/FPBFO6RC5R2HHIP3VXSFU2RZQA mjj

    Of course Bush doesn’t want to share the forum with someone who has done great harm repeatedly to the US. He wants that honor all for himself.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/FPBFO6RC5R2HHIP3VXSFU2RZQA mjj

    It sounds like Bush is taking a pounding on his speaking engagements. He cancelled at least two that were out of the country because he found out that he might /probably would be arrested on war crimes. The US is probably the only country he feels safe in going out and speaking and even that is being threatened.

  • Anonymous

    “The former president has no desire to share a forum with a man who has willfully and repeatedly done great harm to the interests of the United States”

    GWB is such a hypocrite. Prescott would be proud.

  • je_proteste

    “…the Denver Business Journal reported this week that the 39-year-old Australian was slated to address attendees via satellite.”

  • Anonymous

    “The former president has no desire to share a forum with a man who has willfully and repeatedly done great harm to the interests of the United States,”

    I thought this better described Bush that Assange. It will take generations to recover from Bush. Assange is instrumental in the recovery.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JETED5IFXLBHDCPATGS3JUS5HU Dip Stick

    Coward, chicken shit, worthless turd of a human being.

  • Anonymous

    I guess Bush learned that Assange was making more money.

  • Elim

    They probably didn’t really want Bush there, just used him as a draw to the event. They invited Assange and let Georgie know so he’d drop out. Assange will not come to US again. Retard boy ought to know that.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/3ETFGMQ3B7VD4AAMILBBEVMCWE JasonA

    Very well said!

  • Arlo J. Thudpucker

    Maybe in Bizzaro World,

    ” … The former president has no desire to share a forum with a man who has willfully and repeatedly done great harm to the interests of the United States,” his spokesman, David Sherzer, said in a statement. …”

    King George the Stupid has done more to damage these United States than ANY other war criminal.

    The nation has endured literally trillions in economic damage due entirely to policies dictated by his crony capitalist masters.

    Further, he is the fool that ignored repeated warnings to enable the attack of 9-11.

    Most charitably, he committed a war crime by invading a nation that had nothing to do with the attack he enabled.

    He has proven himself to be a liar of the first order, and has no credibility whatsoever.

    There is nothing that Assange has done, or could do, that even begins to approach the damage the vile cur has inflicted on the world.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PSRJLHUJ7V5YRVT3T5RN5LIHWM eric

    Thanks, I missed that part.

  • Phil E. Drifter

    Except you have no idea what you’re talking about. His family’s been in the business of funding killers of Americans for 3 generations: http://tinyurl.com/carlylegrp

    The Best Enemies Money Can Buy
    From Hitler To Saddam Hussein to Osama bin Laden – Insider Connections and the Bush Family’s Partnership with Killers of Americans
    Brown Brothers, Harriman – BNL- and the Carlyle Group

  • Anonymous

    As if I didn’t already know about his family?
    Again, he’s been a coward his entire life, are you telling me that isn’t a fact?
    Is it that time of the month for you? You’ll get over your pain.

  • je_proteste

    You’re welcome.

    I can see how you missed it: I often become too sickened at the sight of Bush to concentrate on the articles his photo accompanies. Although I was fairly certain I’d read that, still I had to hunt twice through the article to find it.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MSVG73USMG342DWORQKIEJ6HVQ Bob

    Bush, the lying, murdering, war criminal doesn’t want to appear with Assange? Hahahahahahaha! Bush isn’t the one who would be tainted by that association. Assange has more grounds to protest! Who on earth would want to appear with Bush? And what kind of idiots would invite him to speak? They should rename themselves the Young Dumbasses Association.

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