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European newspapers Wednesday accused US President George W. Bush of refusing to face facts over Iraq after he called for greater international involvement in reconstructing the country in an address to the UN General Assembly.

The president's speech "systematically refused to engage with what actually has happened in Iraq," the Financial Times commented. "The extent of the president's disengagement from the reality of a sinking Iraq is alarming," it said.

Bush "exhibited no sense whatsoever of grievous US policy mistakes, of the serious failures of the occupation authorities, or the extent to which the Iraqi misadventure had handed the initiative to jihadi terrorists," the business daily added.

The FT accused Bush of "solipsistic" assumptions and hailed Democrat presidential contender John Kerry's call Monday for a "great, honest national debate on Iraq" as a "welcome injection of seriousness" into the election campaign.

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  -European papers slam Bush cal04  Sep-22-04 04:03 PM   #0 
  - They CAN-they're the  fdr_hst_fan   Sep-22-04 04:07 PM   #1 
  - Actually, the majority of the World's media is good, just not the....  PROGRESSIVE1   Sep-22-04 05:44 PM   #8 
     - I wish our media would run this...fat chance  Carla in Ca   Sep-22-04 06:29 PM   #13 
        - They will not run this because it is not news.  Nile   Sep-23-04 03:24 AM   #20 
           - Major newspapers around the world are being harshly critical of  sadiesworld   Sep-23-04 05:24 AM   #25 
  - That's our bush...that's what we have to put up with  zidzi   Sep-22-04 04:08 PM   #2 
  - We'll get him out-  fdr_hst_fan   Sep-22-04 04:11 PM   #4 
  - What is the American public smoking  kskiska   Sep-22-04 05:59 PM   #11 
  - Solipsistic!!  clydefrand   Sep-22-04 04:09 PM   #3 
  - There's that word again!  gratuitous   Sep-22-04 04:11 PM   #5 
  - Possible bumpersticker?  chromotone   Sep-22-04 06:33 PM   #14 
  - That's priceless!  Dem2theMax   Sep-23-04 03:17 AM   #19 
     - yeah right  NJCher   Sep-23-04 08:15 AM   #30 
     - Hey! you are talking about my religion. Have some respect, OK?  reprobate   Sep-23-04 09:52 AM   #33 
  - Lockhart? I thought it was Holbrooke.  krkaufman   Sep-22-04 06:43 PM   #15 
  - Interesting definition. That exactly describes the Existentialists.  ladjf   Sep-22-04 04:14 PM   #6 
  - Great, so in his mind, he really is being directed by God. n/t  54anickel   Sep-22-04 04:25 PM   #7 
  - The last bastion of metaphysical debate.  japanduh   Sep-23-04 03:39 AM   #22 
  - I just had a houseguest from Europe...  Caliphoto   Sep-22-04 05:56 PM   #9 
  - Glad to hear that we aren't seeming to take the rap for this idiot.  MrsGrumpy   Sep-22-04 06:25 PM   #12 
     - We Will If He Returns  otohara   Sep-23-04 09:55 AM   #34 
  - Shame, shame, shame on our excuse for a media!  Paradise   Sep-22-04 05:58 PM   #10 
  - Only Drunkards & children (& Poland) shall tell you the truth  KDLarsen   Sep-22-04 06:48 PM   #16 
  - Poland  BayouWoman   Sep-22-04 08:31 PM   #17 
     - Wayat dawlin'!  Swamp_Rat   Sep-23-04 03:31 AM   #21 
        - Swamp Rat, please tell me,  Dem2theMax   Sep-23-04 05:32 AM   #26 
           - No story. Just photos.  Swamp_Rat   Sep-23-04 07:06 AM   #28 
              - Thank you very much. I'm bookmarking it now.  Dem2theMax   Sep-23-04 07:10 AM   #29 
  - France's center-left Liberation - "slightly autistic self-satisfaction"  Eye and Monkey   Sep-22-04 08:48 PM   #18 
  - shame upon...  doctorus   Sep-23-04 03:54 AM   #23 
  - I can picture it now...  Tripmann   Sep-23-04 04:46 AM   #24 
  - Bush dream world  90-percent   Sep-23-04 06:06 AM   #27 
  - it probably has something to do with diplomacy  NJCher   Sep-23-04 08:19 AM   #31 
  - It's not smart to interfer in another countries election...  Tommy_Douglas   Sep-23-04 09:25 AM   #32 
  - Citizens of the World - Do not judge all Americans by what this idiot does  TA   Sep-23-04 11:36 AM   #35 

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