Bush's European Road Show

PABLO MARTINEZ MONSIVAIS/AP

FLYING THE FLAG: Bush got a rousing welcome in Krakow, but Europeans are not all so receptive

Vive la France!" declared George W. Bush in an interview with French television as the President and his entourage rolled into Europe last week. Like most of those attending the European summits with Bush — in Krakow, St. Petersburg, and at the G-8 in Evian — the Americans were playing down differences and talking up the need for greater transatlantic cooperation. Washington's goal: to allay European fears that victory in Iraq will tempt the U.S. to run roughshod over world opinion. "It isn't the power of the U.S. that needs to be checked," cooed Bush's national security adviser Condoleezza Rice, "It's...

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