Does he have the stones?

Ahmadinejad extends the invite:

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has extended an invitation to U.S. President George W. Bush to speak at an Iranian university if the American leader ever traveled to the Islamic Republic, state-run television reported Friday.

I am no fan of the president’s, but I’d be impressed with him if he did accept the offer. And while I’m utterly opposed to the idea of attacking Iran – strategically speaking, it would cross the border of insanity on which the administration’s foreign policy has been hitherto tap-dancing – but I have to admit it would be incredibly impressive in the grand imperial manner if Bush showed up, spoke at the university, and concluded with informing the mullahs that if they didn’t comply with his demands, he’d be back for an encore, accompanied by the U.S. Marines, in three months time.

If you’re going to be oppressed by an imperial dictator, it might as well be an imperial dictator with a sense of style.