Friday, June 23, 2006

Absurdist Threat

On Wednesday, June 21, 2006, United States President George W Bush, Austrian Chancellor Wolfgang Schussel, and EU Commission President Jose Barroso held a press conference in Vienna, Austria.

A European reporter had the audacity to instigate the following exchange.

[REPORTER]: A question to President Barroso and President Bush. Do you actually share the view that Russia is using its energy resources to oppress other countries? And in what respect does your cooperation help you now to position yourselves against that?

And if I may, to President Bush, you've got Iran's nuclear program, you've got North Korea, yet, most Europeans consider the United States the biggest threat to global stability. Do you have any regrets about that?

PRESIDENT BUSH: That's absurd. The United States is -- we'll defend ourselves, but at the same time, we're actively working with our partners to spread peace and democracy. So whoever says that is -- it's an absurd statement.

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