Friday, February 25, 2011
Sherzer said that Bush decided to cancel his appearance after learning this week that Julian Assange had recently been invited to address the summit.
The statement issued by Bush spokesman David Sherzer reads as follows:
"Six months ago, President Bush accepted an invitation to speak to the YPO Global Leadership Summit in Denver on February 26, 2011. This week, upon learning that Julian Assange had recently been invited to address the same summit, President Bush decided to cancel his appearance. 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."
Assange, who is currently in Great Britain, would address the summit electronically from there.
Posted by Politics Colorado at 12:05 PM