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Ahmadinejad's "b-list" Dinner

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Maybe you read my posting "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner," (September 17) which was the first place you could have read that Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was meeting with select members of the Council on Foreign Relations. Well, how select? Even former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, who'll run after anybody, refused to attend. The guest list was the "B list," what with Martin Indyk, Brent Scowcroft, and Maurice Greenberg (yes, formerly of AIG) being about as distinguished as they come. Which is not very. Did the attendees learn anything? Only if they know nothing ... which certainly isn't the case. Do they still believe they could persuade him that Auschwitz actually happened? Well, anyway, for a partial account of the encounter, read the report in this morning's New York Times.

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