Bush freaks out over abysmal EU poll numbers; invokes 9/11
If you can't take the heat, stop fanning the flames.
Although diplomatic relations between the United States and Europe have improved significantly since the rift over the Iraq war in 2003, Bush remains widely unpopular in Europe. A recent poll found that many Europeans consider the United States a threat to global stability.He doesn't give a flying sh*t . . .
"That's absurd," Bush snapped when asked, in general terms, about the poll results.
His irritation grew when an Austrian reporter read him some specific poll numbers.
"Look, people didn't agree with my decision on Iraq, and I understand that.
For Europe, September the 11th was a moment; for us, it was a change of thinking," he said, as his jaw muscles twitched in irritation . . .
"People can say what they want to say. But leadership requires making hard choices based upon principle."Nevermind that Bush wouldn't know a principle if it hit him in the nose, Schuessel crouched down to pay his respects to Boy blunder, so-called leader of the free world.
Schuessel jumped to his guest's defense, invoking memories of World War II and America's post-war help for Europe to rebuild. He warned Europeans that they should not be "naive" about the threat of terrorism.Now, THAT'S what I call absurd.
"Don't forget, I was born in 1945. ... I will never forget that America fed us," Schuessel said. "I think it's grotesque to say that America is a threat to the peace in the world compared with North Korea, Iran, other countries."