Useful idiots from the far-left Veterans For Peace.
TEHRAN (FNA) – Members of Veterans For Peace, along with other US peace activists, met with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
Addressing the meeting, veterans For Peace President Leah Bolger stressed VFP’s commitment to doing everything possible to prevent a US or US-assisted attack on Iran.
Bolger also said VFP hopes to send a delegation to Iran in October.
Bolger’s full prepared remarks follow:
“Good evening. Salaam alaikum President Ahmadinejad, Honored Government Officials of the Islamic Republic of Iran, distinguished guests and colleagues.
“I am most pleased and honored to be in attendance with all of you, and to be able to represent Veterans For Peace–an organization of men and women who draw upon their experiences as military veterans to oppose war and militarism. By educating the public about the true costs of war, we hope to reveal its senseless immorality and to bring enough pressure to bear to end it.
“It is no secret that this meeting carries some controversy-but the truth is that this gathering is really quite remarkable-what other heads of state are having meetings such as this? While you, Mr. President, have invited dozens of people to come together for discussion and dialog, the US government has denied visas for 20 high-level Iranian diplomats and government officials. Veterans For Peace believe that open dialog is critical, and is very much appreciative of the opportunity this evening.
“Veterans For Peace is gravely concerned by the bellicose language coming from the government of Israel and the US regarding Iran, as well as the words that President Obama is NOT saying-and that is, that the government of the US will NOT support a military attack on Iran by Israel. We believe that without a specific denial of support for such an attack, that Israel will interpret this as tacit approval.
“We note that Iran has been a signatory to the NPT since its inception in 1968, even though it does not have a nuclear weapons program. Israel, on the other hand, which is NOT a signatory to the NPT has a fully developed nuclear weapons program, but does not acknowledge that it exists.