Bush Pushes For European/Turkish Union ...
Someone, whose name (momentarily) entirely escapes us, once said that one of the most miraculous things about miracles is that they sometimes actually do happen. And after today we're a lot less inclined to argue.
We mean ... who the hell would'a thunk it?
That is, ourselves ever agreeing with anything that ever came out of the mouth of George W.Bush. Of course, it's always possible that good ole Dumbya's finally done gone and damned well, come right out and agreed with what we've been yelling (loud and clear), for yonks.
As a matter of fact, come to think of it, it could even have been for lots longer.
Bush supports Turkey bid to join EUYep, you read that right.
Now, read on.
WASHINGTON - President Bush gave Turkey's bid to join the European Union a glowing endorsement on Tuesday and called the Islamic nation a "constructive bridge" between the West and the Muslim world, offering a much-needed boost to U.S.-Turkish relations.
"I think Turkey sets a fantastic example for nations around the world to see where it's possible to have a democracy coexist with a great religion like Islam and that's important," he said.
Bush spoke to reporters following a meeting with Turkish President Abdullah Gul. The two appeared together on the South Lawn, where Bush said he supported Turkey's efforts to fight the Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK rebels, in northern Iraq.
Bush called the PKK an enemy to Turkey, Iraq and "to people who want to live in peace."