The Washington Times - April 4, 2008, 02:33AM
President Bushwin yesterday SEE RELATED:


UkraineNATOWhite Housein a speech on the summit’s first dayBush-Merkel-ap.jpglost a small battletold reportersduring a press briefing

“And pretty soon a large crowd developed in the back, and it was a crowd of, if you will, largely men in suits.

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“And I went back, and seated in the middle of that group was the German Chancellor, talking about this text, explaining her views, and hearing from 10, 15 other countries, many of whom had been through this MAP process and were new members of NATO. And a very vigorous discussion. It went on for some time. The Secretary of State joined. I went back later, and there was the Chancellor, still at her seat, the Secretary of State over her shoulder, and drafting in a group of about 25 people.”

Jon Ward, White House correspondent, The Washington Times