Well, why not? I suppose even Goebbels would have no trouble getting a visa these days. “US grants visa to Iran’s former leader,” from Reuters, with thanks to Senator:
The United States has issued a visa to Mohammad Khatami, the former Iranian president, to visit next week.
Tom Casey, the US state department spokesman, said on Tuesday that the visa allowed Khatami to make a private visit that would include giving a speech at Washington’s National Cathedral next week and attending a UN conference in New York on September 5 and 6.
The Shia Muslim cleric would be the most high-profile Iranian to visit the US since Washington cut diplomatic ties with Tehran in 1979 when 52 Americans were held hostage at the US embassy there after the Islamic revolution.
“The visa for former president Khatami was issued approximately an hour ago and that is in keeping with the functions that he had outlined,” Casey told reporters….
“This is an opportunity in part for former president Khatami to hear the concerns of the American people,” Casey said. “He is going to get some tough questions.”