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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-27-07 04:15 PM
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Bush to Middle East leaders: 'Thanks for coming''...and then he left
And Perino calls this 'fully engaged'. :wtf:


Bush to Middle East leaders: 'Thanks for coming''
Posted at 3:34 PM


by Mark Silva

ANNAPOLIS -- "Thanks for coming,'' President Bush told the leaders of Israel and the Palestinian Authority, representatives of Saudi Arabia, Syria, the Sudan and some three-dozen other nations represented at today's Annapolis Conference.

And then Bush was gone.

The president, who has maintained that the United States will foster but not attempt to steer any of the peace-talks to which the Israelis and Palestinians have committed themselves today, did not even stay for lunch at the Naval Academy officer's club.

Bush shook hands and clasped Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert as the three delivered promising speeches here -- all sounding a common refrain, that "the time is right'' for peace talks.

But 10 minutes after Olmert finished speaking, just after noon, Bush lifted off from the grounds of the U.S. Naval Academy in Marine One for a return trip to the White House. Abbas and Olmert, who met with Bush in the Oval Office on Monday, will return Wednesday for a followup before departing and opening talks which they have pledged to start next month.

"Thanks for coming'' -- Bush told the audience around the square table of Memorial Hall. He had met here with the two leaders beforehand, strode into the hall with them, and then he was gone. He returned to the White House for a meeting with Iraqi representatives and an interview with the Associated Press, in which he was certain to speak of today's achievements.

It was "a big event,'' White House Press Secretary Dana Perino said later in Washington. Tomorrow morning "is like the after-party.''

more...

http://www.swamppolitics.com/news/politics/blog/2007/11...
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gatorboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-27-07 04:18 PM
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1. Too much learnin' involved.
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nightrider767 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-27-07 04:22 PM
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2. A man needs to know his limits
And "bringin" people together is not one of Georgie's forte's....
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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-27-07 04:25 PM
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3. the after-party??
She said that? And this potentially historic summit is totally, like, a really "big event"?

Oh brother.
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-27-07 04:28 PM
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5. And how on earth does she get 'fully engaged' when he left? I suppose
we're just supposed to trust her.
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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-27-07 04:30 PM
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7. Jenna would do a better job n/t
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TomInTib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-27-07 04:27 PM
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4. Now THERE'S yer world-class diplomat.
Maybe he didn't want to appear too Clintonesque.
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lpbk2713 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-27-07 04:30 PM
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6. Kudos to Smirky's handlers for once.



They know he could fuggup a wet dream. So they thought it would be in everyone's best interest to get his pathetic dumb ass out of there as quickly as possible before he created any more animosity toward the USA than he already has.




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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-27-07 04:34 PM
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8. Time Magazine annointed this in a article written....yesterday (A MUST read)
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katty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-27-07 04:38 PM
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9. he..he...thanks...now talk to cheney for the surprise attack details
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jimshoes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-27-07 05:12 PM
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10. Randi played a clip of resident dumbass
addressing the attendees and he sounded like it was the first time in his life he had pronounced the names of Ehud Olmert and Mahmoud Abbas. Embarrassing.
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KansDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-27-07 05:20 PM
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11. Didn't he do this with some economic summit in Texas a few years ago?
Business leaders were there having meetings and all Bush did is stick his head in doors and ask, "Everything all right?"

And for this he received kudos from the right-wing scream machine.
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