The Iranian president also extends to Mr. Bush an "invitation" to return to governing the United States based on the values of Jesus Christ, whose name in the letter is followed each time by the letters "PBUH", a reference that means "Peace Be Upon Him."
Frequently quoting passages from the Koran, Mr. Ahmadinejad calls for a return to a religious basis of government.
"Will you not accept this invitation?" Mr. Ahmadinejad asks Mr. Bush. "That is, a genuine return to the teachings of prophets, to monotheism and justice, to preserve human dignity and obedience to the Almighty and His prophets?"
"Liberalism and Western style democracy have not been able to help realize the ideals of humanity," he wrote. "Today these two concepts have failed."
May 9, 2006
Ahmadinejad to Bush: Democracy is so last century
Iran's president invites Bush to implement a Christian government.