July 5, 2005


The Bush Interview: Tonight With Trevor McDonald (Guardian Unlimited, July 4, 2005)

SIR TREVOR MCDONALD FOR TONIGHT: Mr President, the G8 summit will be chaired by Tony Blair. He wants to get new international agreements on aid, on trade and on climate change. Now, he gave you unstinting support over the war in Iraq - can he expect the same support from you over the G8?

PRESIDENT BUSH: You know, Tony Blair made decisions on what he thought was best for the people of Great Britain, and I made decisions on what I thought was best for Americans. And I really don't view our relationship as one of quid pro quo. I view our relationship as one of strong allies and friends working together for the common good.

Posted by Orrin Judd at July 5, 2005 7:17 AM

It's a shame Dubya is still such a clumsy interviewee.

Great prez but the Great Communicator he ain't.

Posted by: Ali Choudhury at July 5, 2005 7:57 AM

An interviewer who has been knighted can be easily outmaneuvered by Pres. Bush. What a surprise!

You would think that - by 5 years on - even foreigners would have learned that they can't get Bush to say what he clearly doesn't intend to say.

Posted by: John J. Coupal at July 5, 2005 8:28 AM

Our morom hits another out of the park.

Posted by: erp at July 5, 2005 11:21 AM