George W. Bush Cancels Visit to Denver After Learning That Julian Assange Was Invited To Speak At The Same Conference
"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" a spokesman said
DENVER -- Former President George W. Bush canceled his visit to Denver scheduled for Saturday after learning that Wikileaks founder Julian Assange was invited to speak at the same conference.
“Six months ago, President Bush accepted an invitation to speak to the YPO Global Leadership Summit in Denver on February 26, 2011," Bush spokesman David Sherzer said.
"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," Sherzer said.
Assange was scheduled to appear Friday via videoconference at the conference for young CEOs and other business leaders. The former President was also scheduled to address an education reform group in Denver