Thursday, September 28, 2006
President Bush had dinner last night with the two leaders of Afghanistan and Pakistan who haven't been seen as "friends", but the two do share a common goal of stamping out terrorism in their respective countrys.
"We're proud to have you here, Mr. President," Mr. Bush said to Gen. Musharraf, who replied quietly, "My pleasure." "Proud to have you here, Mr. President," Mr. Bush said to Mr. Karzai. "Thanks very much," the Afghan leader said. Mr. Bush offered words of praise for the two leaders, who have been engaged in an increasingly belligerent exchange of words.
Mr. Bush offered words of praise for the two leaders, who have been engaged in an increasingly belligerent exchange of words.
"These two men are personal friends of mine; they are strong leaders who have an understanding of the world in which we live; they understand that the forces of moderation are being challenged by extremists and radicals."
Joining the three leaders at dinner -- billed an "iftar," a meal that breaks the dawn-to-dusk fast during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, because Gen. Musharraf and Mr. Karzai are Muslim -- were Vice President Dick Cheney, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and National Security Adviser Stephen J. Hadley. The two nations' ambassadors to the U.S. also attended.
If anything, the dinner and the appearance of the three leaders on the front porch of the White House is showing the world that President Bush has some serious allies in the middle east. With the president and his "other guest" attending, one would also assume leaders of our nation were also taking notice. Hey, look, the war-monger can use diplomacy. But don't expect the MSM or the nutty left to notice that.
Note: (photo and story via Washington Times)