A Salesman On The Road

Pushing missile defense in Europe, Bush tries to cut in on Putin's dance with China

Tony Blair was doing his loyal best to stick up for a new American President. George W. Bush sat with the British Prime Minister at his country house last Thursday afternoon, chewing over Bush's determination to build a U.S. missile shield. The President was pressing to take the Atlantic alliance and the world in a brave new direction, moving from an era of treaties and verification to one of...well, Blair didn't know what. He wanted a few details to play against the angst felt by his European confreres. "What do you want me to support?" he asked. "What are you proposing?"...

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