What I Did On My Travels

Two weeks of globetrotting gives the President a chance to see the world--and escape from gloating Democrats

There were plenty of reminders of why President Bush doesn't relish traveling abroad. In Moscow, the VIP terminal's red carpet turned out to be just a wide stripe of red paint on the Tarmac. In Jordan, all the King's men formed a wild motorcade, their vehicles nearly crashing into one another as they jostled for position trying to snap photos of the presidential limousine. In between were five other countries for a total of some 37,000 miles and 56 events.

But if there was ever a good time for George W. Bush to leave home for a spell, it was right...

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