Of additional interest is that Pres. Berlusconi of Italy is now joining
in supporting Bush's position. In a joint news conference today with
Bush, he (Berlusconi) said that 'certain european leaders are still
operating with a cold war mindset, they need to move forward into the
future instead', or something to that effect.
I expect that Britain, Greece, and possibly Turkey will be the the next
european nations to support Bush.
J Corbally wrote:
> Thought this might be of interest, given the lengthy discussions here recently;
> Breakthrough on US missile plan
> >US President George W Bush and Russian President Vladimir Putin have
> >agreed to hold talks about linking American plans for building a missile
> >defence shield to reducing both nations' nuclear stockpiles.
> >The breakthrough was announced following a meeting between the two leaders
> >at the G8 summit in Genoa.
> >BBC diplomatic editor Brian Hanrahan says Mr Putin had previously flatly
> >refused to discuss the American anti-missile shield plans, known as "son
> >of star wars".
> "If you can't take a little bloody nose, maybe you ought to go back home and
> crawl under your bed. It's not safe out here. It's wondrous, with treasures
> to satiate desires both subtle and gross. But it's not for the timid."
> -Q, Star Trek:TNG episode 'Q Who'
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