Friday, October 24, 2003

Bush: the clueless president

On High-Speed Trip, Bush Glimpses a Perception Gap
CANBERRA, Australia, Oct. 23 Minutes after President Bush finished an hourlong meeting with moderate Islamic leaders on the island of Bali on Wednesday, he approached his staff with something of a puzzled look on his face.

'Do they really believe that we think all Muslims are terrorists?' he asked, shaking his head. He was equally distressed, he told them, to hear that the United States was so pro-Israel that it was uninterested in the creation of a Palestinian state living alongside Israel, despite his frequent declarations calling for exactly that.

It's been pointed out that Bush doesn't read very much and never has. Evidently no-one tells him very much either.

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