Germany invites the Thug-In-Chief to the World Cup. No surprise here, I suppose; Iran would have welcomed Hitler into Tehran. From Davids Medienkritik (where there are many good links), with thanks to Gabrielle Goldwater:
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has called the Holocaust “a myth.” He’s called for Israel to be “wiped off the map.” He’s the head of one of the most repressive governments on earth. And, as far as most German authorities are concerned, he’s a welcome guest at this summer’s 2006 FIFA World Cup.
German Interior Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble (CDU) recently stated that Ahmadinejad is welcome at the World Cup because Germany wants to be “a good host.” Schaeuble, who is considered conservative by German standards, said that he would “talk to him about his statements” in the event of a visit and added that “it will not be entirely simple.”…
Endnote: You can contact Wolfgang Schaeuble at: firstname.lastname@example.org.