Shit, they are going to be in the same building. Can't they just walk across the hall and talk about their issues like real men, or do they have to posture like immature children?
Ah, you guessed it...posture like immature children it is:
Q Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the Iranian President, will actually be in the same building as you next week, in Manhattan for the United Nations General Assembly. You say that you want to give the message to the Iranian people that you respect them. Is this not an opportunity, perhaps, to show that you also respect their leader? Would you be willing to, perhaps, meet face-to-face with Ahmadinejad, and would this possibly be a breakthrough, some sort of opportunity for a breakthrough on a personal level?I suppose using the presidency as bait is a good diplomatic tactic (well, not really), but I sure wish we could set these two into a room somewhere and have them hash out the problem instead.
THE PRESIDENT: No, I'm not going to meet with him. I have made it clear to the Iranian regime that we will sit down with the Iranians once they verifiably suspend their enrichment program. I meant what I said.