Washington: A leading Republican
presidential aspirant on Tuesday asked US President Barack Obama,
to stop the Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad from
attending the UN General Assembly in New York City this week.
"The President must not continue to lead from behind
on key issues of national and international security,"
Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann said.
Bachmann said by his own words Ahmadinejad has shown
himself to be an enemy not only of Israel, but also of the
"In his repeated statements wishing to see another
sovereign nation `wiped off the map,` he has proven that he is
in violation of the United Nations charter, and of
international law. He is, in the most literal sense, an outlaw
and he should not be allowed in the United States," she
As such she called upon Obama to stop Ahmadinejad
from coming to the UN.
"This administration tried and failed to do `outreach` to
Iran, reminding us once again that appeasement of deadly
dictators is never a wise or effective strategy," she said.
When madmen in positions of power make wild and
genocidal threats - we should listen to them, and take the
necessary counter-measures to stop them and their evil
Such threats are an affront to Israel, the United
States, and all of the peace-loving peoples of the world.
That`s why I am committed to doing whatever is
necessary to prevent the emergence of a nuclear Iran,"