At the Bush-Blair press conference yesterday, the President stuck to his guns on the need for Palestinians to reject terrorism and begin to establish democratic institutions. No way Bush is going to help set up one more corrupt, terrorist dictatorship in the Middle East. It’s way to hard to get rid of such creations.
More significantly, Blair was singing from the same hymnal (a metaphor that must drive the Europeans crazy). Also interesting and possibly related is this brief item from Drudge:
President Bush met Thursday at the White House with former Soviet dissident Natan Sharansky to discuss his new book ‘The Case for Democracy: The Power of Freedom to Overcome Tyranny & Terror’. Sharansky, also a past Israeli Deputy Prime Minister of Israel, met for an hour with the President who said he has read 210 pages so far, and apologized for not finishing yet.