October 20, 2003


Bush Condemns Malaysian Remarks on Jews (PATRICK McDOWELL, 10/20/03, Associated Press)

President Bush on Monday personally condemned the Malaysian prime minister for his statement that Jews rule the world, pulling Mahathir Mohamad aside at an international economic meeting to tell him the remarks were "wrong and divisive," Bush's spokesman said.

White House press secretary Scott McClellan quoted Bush as telling the Malaysian leader, "It stands squarely against what I believe in."

Bush confronted Mahathir between meetings of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit, McClellan said, inserting himself into a simmering controversy.

Jacques Chretien was overheard plaintively saying: "He doesn't even scold me face to face anymore..."

Posted by Orrin Judd at October 20, 2003 3:01 PM

Compare this to when Mrs. Arafat hugged Hillary Clinton and she hugged back, claiming later that she was caught unprepared.

Posted by: Foos at October 20, 2003 4:45 PM

"Wrong and divisive."
"It stands squarely against what I belive in."

Them's fighting words. Boys, they are on the run!

Posted by: Barry Meislin at October 20, 2003 5:11 PM

I know some dyed in the wool Democrats who feel the same way as the P.M. Talk about a conflicted dysfunctional political party. Er ... make that conglomeration of special(self) interests.

Posted by: genecis at October 20, 2003 6:08 PM

I would pay good money to have seen that.

Posted by: mike earl at October 20, 2003 10:15 PM

"Dr. Dean, reports are that President Bush gave the PM of Malasyia a personal tongue-lashing for his anti-semitic remarks. If you were president, would you have done the same?"

"Well, ahh, you see..."

Posted by: Timothy at October 20, 2003 11:36 PM


Posted by: J.H. at October 21, 2003 9:06 AM
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