In an incredible display, a British reporter asked the Prime Minister of Britain, and then the President of the United States, the following question:
"What do you say to people who today conclude that British people have died and been maimed as a result of you appearing here today, shoulder-to-shoulder, with a controversial American president; and Mr. President, if I could ask you, with thousands on the street...marching today here in London, a free nation, what is your conclusion as to why apparently so many free citizens fear you and even hate you?"
Interesting times we live in wouldn't you say? Especially given the fact that this question was asked on the same day 26 people (mosly Muslims) were killed and nearly 500 injured as terrorists rocked Istanbul in Turkey.
I am, quite frankly, amazed at the gall put on display by today's left leaning media. Although I think Bush and Blair answered the questions adequately and articulately, I think someone ought to be asking some questions of today's anti-war (and really, if the truth be known, anti-Bush) radicals.
Here's a few I can think of:
Why can't you distinguish the man (Bush) from his policies?
Why do you hate Bush so? What motivates this hatred?
How would you solve the terrorist problem? And please, your answer cannot reference the UN... they've proven, over and over again, how incompetent they are at solving just about anything.
And finally, I'd ask these folks to react to Amir Taheri's recent column, that attempts to define who so many of these Bush haters really are, and I'd ask them to substantively rebut his opinions.