From the Sunday Telegraph:
“The Prince of Wales will try to persuade George W Bush and Americans of the merits of Islam this week because he thinks the United States has been too intolerant of the religion since September 11. The Prince, who leaves on Tuesday for an eight-day tour of the US, has voiced private concerns over America’s “confrontational” approach to Muslim countries and its failure to appreciate Islam’s strengths. The Prince raised his concerns when he met senior Muslims in London in November 2001. The gathering took place just two months after the attacks on New York and Washington. “I find the language and rhetoric coming from America too confrontational,” the Prince said, according to one leader at the meeting.”
Note the timing of Charles’ remarks. November 2001. Very nice.
I’ll probably get sent to the Tower for suggesting this, but the President should disinvite Charles, a pointless figure at the best of times, from his upcoming visit to the White House.