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Slovakia leader hits media on Bush slant

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia -- The prime minister of Slovakia yesterday blamed the media for unfairly turning the European public against President Bush by negatively slanting coverage on Iraq.
After meeting with Mr. Bush twice in less than a week, Prime Minister Mikulas Dzurinda told reporters that the president also blamed the press for portraying him as eager to invade Iran to eradicate its nuclear program.
"President Bush told me in Brussels: 'I am so unhappy that media creates the picture that Bush wants war in Iran. This is crazy,' " Mr. Dzurinda told a small group of reporters over lunch.

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No one has to portray him as eager to invade Iran, Mark,

when on numerous occasions this year he's said that he "doesn't rule out" military action against Iran. The most recent occasion was in Europe earlier this week -- too recent to be included in the incidents reported in the link.

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But had PBS on early tonight, a few people sitting around talking about just that.

Their basic take seem to be he added that after talking about how we would try to use diplomacy, and that no President could promise no military action before negoiations with a country that we had serious difficulties with.

He could be more diplomatic in his choice of words sometime. As tiresome as it can be, the opportunity for face saving for someone to back down must be there. It must be possible to agree to yeild without exactly admitting you are. (That goes for both sides.)

Ruling out military action pre-emptively could be just as disasterous for serious talks as lining the entire military up on a border before asking to talk. Either extreme is likely to work against us.



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He said he had no plans

but all options were open. I thought it was a great answer to a stupid question asked a hundred different ways.

I guess the Democrats would rather have him lay out all his plans and have no bargaining chips left for negotiations. Just let these religious fanatics run the world. Isn't that what Bill Clinton did when he turned out military over to the UN?

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well dave as you know so much better than him

well what would you do say heres a flower or talk them to death?

im sure they would be shakeing in there boots if Kerry was in office( im shakeing at that thought) he would confuse them with his double talk.

they and the rest of the scum of the world would be knocking on your door.

your lucky theres a man office as the world knows he will do the job. not like some past presidents who just talked.

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(NT) (NT) I guess he's not a Democrat huh?

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