For President George Bush to have " personally signed off on a visa " for the former Iranian President Khatami to speak in the U.S. - this is a real surprise. I've always advocated consistent dialogue with the Iranians. Indeed, Khatami's remarks in the States have been more conciliatory towards Israel and the West. Let's hope this continues.
from the article: WSJ: Bush personally signed off on Khatami visit to U.S.