Bush Cancels Denver Visit Over Julian Assange

He wouldn't share forum with WikiLeaks founder
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 26, 2011 10:26 AM CST
Bush Cancels Denver Visit Over Julian Assange
George W. Bush talks with a supporter during a book signing for "Decision Points" at a Barnes & Noble store in Phoenix last year.   (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

George W. Bush was supposed to deliver a speech in Denver today, but he canceled at the last minute because of a fellow speaker: Julian Assange. "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," says a spokesman. Assange, who's under house arrest in Britain, addressed the YPO Global Leadership Summit yesterday by video, reports the Denver Post. (More George W. Bush stories.)

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