He Plays Well in K.C.

If GEORGE BUSH finds recent polls gloomy, he can very well cheer himself up with the rosy sentiments flowing from Kuwait. The President is still vastly popular in the oil-rich country. So much so in fact that the U.S. embassy there has tactfully had to refuse offers from Kuwaitis eager to help bankroll | the presidential campaign. "We'd rather stay with the man we know," says one Kuwaiti. With such excitement, one wouldn't guess that the country is about to hold its own parliamentary elections next month. Gatherings meant to discuss local politics are now dominated by satellite TV broadcasts of...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!