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  • A day in the life of President Bush (3/31/07): photos & news

    03/31/2007 3:53:55 PM PDT · by Wolfstar · 111 replies · 2,201+ views
    PRESIDENTIAL NEWS OF THE DAY: President and Mrs. Bush today welcomed the president of Brazil to Camp David. Undoubtedly after discussing the matter with Prime Minister Tony Blair and taking the tone the PM requested, GWB also spoke out about the British sailors and marines captured by the Iranians. Bush, Brazilian president to talk trade, ethanol POSTED: 12:47 p.m. EDT, March 31, 2007 WASHINGTON (AP) -- The backdrop is different but the issues are the same for President Bush's second meeting with the president of Brazil in less than a month. Trade and ethanol topped Bush's meeting three weeks ago...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos) 1-12-07

    01/12/2007 1:55:26 PM PST · by onyx · 206 replies · 3,076+ views
    The White House; yahoo ^ | 1-12-07 | onyx
    Before leaving for Camp David today, President Bush Signed The Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation And Management Reauthorization Act Of 2006. By signing this bill, the President reaffirmed our commitment to protect America's fisheries and keep our commercial and recreational fishing communities strong. This Act will end over-fishing in America, help us replenish our Nation's fish stocks, and advance international cooperation and ocean stewardship. Fact Sheet: Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Reauthorization Act. President Bush signs the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Reauthorization Act of 2006, Friday, Jan. 12, 2007 in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. Behind him,...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (10-14-06): Dedication of the U.S. Air Force Memorial

    10/14/2006 4:40:07 PM PDT · by silent_jonny · 323 replies · 4,092+ views
    Today, President Bush and Mrs. Bush joined Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld in Arlington, Virginia for the dedication of the U.S. Air Force Memorial. Also in attendance were Chairman of the Air Force Memorial Foundation, Ross Perot Jr.; Secretary of the Air Force Michael Wynne; Chief of Staff of the Air Force, General T. Michael Moseley; Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force Rodney McKinley; Secretary of Veterans Affairs James Nicholson and Major General Edward F. Grillo (USAF retired) President of the Air Force Memorial Foundation. Click here for a complete transcript of GWB’s speech. Later, President Bush delivered a...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 09.04.06

    09/04/2006 4:43:52 PM PDT · by snugs · 145 replies · 5,134+ views
    Though there was no actual confirmation that the Presdent and First Lady spent the weekend at Camp David I assume they did because photo were released on Sunday of them returning to the White House from Camp David along with the Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. Today the President celebrated Labour Day by making remarks during a Labor Day observance at a maritime training institute in Piney Point, Maryland, he also toured the facility. Enjoy your visit to Sanity Island
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 6.12.06

    06/12/2006 5:19:51 PM PDT · by snugs · 272 replies · 3,563+ views
    The President and First Lady spent the weekend at Camp David arriving back at the White House on Sunday to attend a social function. Today the President returned to Camp David to met with his interagency team on Iraq He also met with members of the World Cup Soccer Youth Delegation at the White House Today the First Lady spoke at the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and attended the White House Senate Spouses Luncheon in the East Room of the White House Enjoy your visit to Sanity Island
  • A day in the life of President Bush (6/10/06): photos & news

    06/10/2006 4:12:41 PM PDT · by Wolfstar · 161 replies · 2,259+ views
    PRESIDENTIAL NEWS OF THE DAY: President and Mrs. Bush are spending the weekend at Camp David. They will return late Sunday for a long-planned social engagement, and the President will return to Camp David early Monday for two days of meetings on Iraq. The sessions start with a long day of meetings between GWB and his national security team, along with the military commanders in the field via teleconference from Iraq and Central Command. Between the morning and afternoon sessions, the President will lunch with outside experts. The day ends with dinner Monday night. On Tuesday, the sessions conclude with...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 6.9.06

    06/09/2006 5:38:25 PM PDT · by GretchenM · 202 replies · 2,835+ views
    yahoo.com, whitehouse.gov ^ | Friday June 9, 2006 | GretchenM
    President and Mrs. Bush are at Camp David. President Bush is hosting Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen at Camp David to discuss a range of bilateral and strategic issues, including Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran, Darfur; energy, and trade [the US is now the biggest foreign investor in Denmark]. The two men held a joint press conference, and rode bikes afterwards. Bush said today that Iran has "weeks not months" to respond to a U.S.-backed offer aimed at containing Iran's nuclear ambitions and said Tehran needs to suspend uranium enrichment. Welcome to Sanity Island.
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 4.13.06

    04/13/2006 4:48:04 PM PDT · by snugs · 248 replies · 3,805+ views
    www.yahoo.com www.whitehouse.gov/news ^ | 13th April 2006 | Snugs
    Last night the President and First Lady held a retirement dinner in honor of Justice O Connor at the White House. Today the President delivered remarks to the Small Business Week Conference at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington. Today was Andy Card's last day at the White House. Later in the day the Presdent departed from the White House to spend the Easter weekend with his family at Camp David. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice met Canadian Foreign Minister Peter MacKay at the State Department Enjoy your visit to Sanity Island
  • Bush calls troops around the world for Christmas

    12/25/2005 5:15:22 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 3 replies · 310+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 26 December 2005
    President Bush called nine U.S. service members deployed from Japan to the Persian Gulf yesterday to recognize their service to the nation and wish them holiday cheer. Placing the telephone calls from his mountaintop presidential retreat at Camp David, Mr. Bush talked to eight men and one woman, a member of the Coast Guard stationed in the Gulf. "The president wished them a Merry Christmas and thanked them for their service to our country," said White House spokesman Allen Abney. "He just wanted to tell them that he was thinking of them and their families at this holiday season and...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 12.22.05

    12/22/2005 4:48:44 PM PST · by snugs · 292 replies · 3,800+ views
    www.yahoo.com www.whitehouse.gov ^ | 22nd December 2005 | Snugs
    The President departed the White House today to spend the Christmas holiday with his family at Camp David before he left he made comments on Accomplishments and Future Priorities. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld in Afganistan made an unannounced trip to Iraq. British Prime Minister Tony Blair also made a visit to Iraq. Enjoy your visit to Sanity Island
  • Taking Responsibility

    08/09/2005 10:21:52 AM PDT · by anotherview · 12 replies · 280+ views
    Israel & Aliya (blog) & live.linuxchix.org | 9 August 2005 | Caitlyn M. Martin
    Tuesday, August 09, 2005Taking Responsibility by Caitlyn M. Martin Palestinian Foreign Minister Nasser al-Kidwa yesterday became the latest Palestinian official to claim that Gaza will still be "occupied" even after every last Israeli departs. The Palestinians want to have full control of their borders. (The border between Gaza and Sinai, the Philadelphi Road, will be turned over to Egypt under an agreement made between Israel and Egypt.) The want full control of the sea lanes off the Gaza coast and the airspace. In other words, they want free and unfettered access to arms to use against Israel. The Palestinian demands...
  • Bush, a "biking maniac," loves leaving aides in dust

    02/13/2005 11:35:39 AM PST · by gwb43_2004 · 123 replies · 2,983+ views
    The Baltimore Sun , The Seattle Times ^ | Sunday, February 13, 2005 | By Julie Hirschfeld Davis
    WASHINGTON — Cancel the cozy days at Camp David, Md. Put away the underused running shoes. When it comes to weekend enjoyment, all President Bush seems to need is some winding trails and a helmet. And his mountain bike. Bush recently has been logging scores of miles on a secluded spread in Beltsville, Md., and the rolling hills of Quantico, Va., far from the White House. "He's become a biking maniac," said Mark McKinnon, his media adviser and frequent cycling companion. What began as a way for the president to stay fit, after three decades of running ruined his knees,...
  • The Truth about Camp David: The Untold Story about the Collapse of the Middle East Peace Process

    01/27/2005 11:58:43 PM PST · by baseball_fan · 37 replies · 1,061+ views
    BookTV.org ^ | Will air Saturday, January 29 at 8:00 am | Clayton Swisher
    Description: Clayton Swisher talks about the 2000 Camp David summit between Ehud Barak, Yasser Arafat, and Bill Clinton and argues that the popular understanding of what happened there is inaccurate. Mr. Swisher says that while Mr. Arafat is largely blamed for spoiling the negotiations, the U.S. and Israeli teams were just as, if not more, responsible for the talks falling apart. He also challenges reports that claim that Mr. Arafat was offered upwards of 98 percent of the occupied territories in exchange for peace. This event was held at American University in Washington, DC. Includes Q&A. Author Bio: Clayton Swisher,...
  • Amir Taheri: 'Help' That Isn't

    11/15/2004 6:25:38 AM PST · by OESY · 7 replies · 458+ views
    New York Post ^ | November 15, 2004 | Amir Taheri
    ...There are three important points to understand before making any move on the Palestinian issue. The first concerns Arafat. While there is no doubt that Arafat's duplicitous character and inherent opportunism were major obstacles to peace, it would be wrong to blame him exclusively for the lack of progress towards peace. When the crunch came at the end of 2000, Arafat could not accept what the Israelis offered while the Israelis were not prepared to offer what Arafat wanted — a blanket acceptance of the right of return for Palestinian refugees and their descendants. Palestinians now living outside the historic...
  • A DAY (a few days) IN THE LIFE OF PRESIDENT BUSH (PHOTOS): 11.6-8.04

    11/08/2004 3:02:53 PM PST · by GretchenM · 215 replies · 4,808+ views
    yahoo.com, whitehouse.gov ^ | Monday November 8, 2004 | GretchenM for TruthNTegrity
    At Camp David late last week and for the weekend, President Bush turned his attention to Cabinet and staffing needs. He asked Andy Card to remain as White House chief of staff; "Andy Card was honored to accept," Scott McClellan said of the 57-year-old Holbrook, Massachusetts, native. At a press conference today, Defense Secretary Rumsfeld smilingly deflected questions on the subject. Enjoy your visit to Sanity Island.
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos) VICTORY Day plus 2!

    11/04/2004 1:46:53 PM PST · by ohioWfan · 204 replies · 6,498+ views
    Yahoo.com, Whitehouse.gov | 11.4.04 | ohioWfan
    The newly reelected President Bush held his first post-election Cabinet meeting, followed by his first post-election Press Conference, where he showed confidence and good humor as he laid out his second term agenda. Today is Lady Laura‘s birthday, and the President gave her a very special gift………a new Scotty puppy named Mrs. Beazley! This afternoon the President and First Lady left for Camp David where they will spend their anniversary tomorrow. It’s a GOOD time to be a Bushbot! ENJOY your trip to Sanity Island, and the Daily Dose!!
  • AMERICAN JEWS CHOOSE HARRI-KERRY FOR ISRAEL

    10/29/2004 6:12:58 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 40 replies · 1,081+ views
    DON FEDER'S COLD STEEL CAUCUS.COM ^ | OCTOBER 29, 2004 | DON FEDER
    AMERICAN JEWS CHOOSE HARRI-KERRY FOR ISRAEL By Don Feder Where do American Jewish voters go for guidance? Apparently, this year we’re heeding advice from Tehran, from the rabidly anti-Semitic former prime minister of Malaysia and – of course – from our pals in the Palestinian Authority. Sorry, that’s a bit of black humor. What I mean to say is that – in one of those ironic twists of fate -- it’s likely that this year a majority of Jewish voters will cast their ballots for the presidential candidate favored by Israel’s most implacable enemies. According to The American Jewish Committee’s...
  • A DAY IN THE LIFE OF PRESIDENT BUSH (photos) 7.5.2004

    07/05/2004 8:15:47 AM PDT · by TruthNtegrity · 129 replies · 3,427+ views
    Yahoo,whitehouse.gov | 7.5.2004 | TruthNtegrity
    The President flew from Camp David, using the Hagerstown, MD airport, to Charleston, WV, but not before he and accompanying staff and Cabinet members had to change jets. AF1 had a faulty engine and another jet had to be flown from Andrews AFB for the President and his entourage to use. The President missed a Church service that he had planned on attending in WV, but said that he didn't miss it because of the sermon but because of a faulty engine and necessary jet change. He spoke to an enthusiastic crowd in Charleston, where applause interrupted his speech after...
  • A DAY IN THE LIFE OF PRESIDENT BUSH (photos) 6.21.2004

    06/21/2004 12:10:24 PM PDT · by TruthNtegrity · 215 replies · 712+ views
    Yahoo,Whitehouse.gov | June 21, 2004 | TruthNtegrity
    The President flew to Cincinnati, Ohio for a "Victory 2004" dinner and will return to the White House later tonight.
  • HOORAH !!!

    05/18/2004 11:18:53 AM PDT · by Seadog Bytes · 43 replies · 244+ views
  • Official: Bush Confers on Fallujah

    04/24/2004 8:08:00 PM PDT · by TexKat · 38 replies · 163+ views
    AP ^ | 2/24/04 | ROBERT BURNS
    WASHINGTON - President Bush held a conference call Saturday with his senior national security and military advisers to discuss the situation in Iraq, particularly restive Fallujah, a senior defense official said. The official said the purpose of the teleconference was mainly for Gen. John Abizaid, the top U.S. commander for the Middle East, to give Bush and others an update on the situation inside the city and the U.S. Marines' readiness to resume offensive operations against thousands of insurgents hole up there. The senior official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said it was not clear when Abizaid would determine...
  • This time, Prez's home for the holiday

    12/26/2003 8:39:47 AM PST · by presidio9 · 7 replies · 110+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | December 26, 2003
    CAMP DAVID, Md. - President Bush spent a quiet Christmas with his family at Camp David, exchanging gifts in the morning before a nighttime turkey dinner, a White House spokesman said. The President was joined by his wife, Laura, and their twin daughters, Barbara and Jenna, as well as his parents, former President George Bush and former First Lady Barbara Bush. Other family members also joined the gathering. The holiday meal included green salad, roasted turkey and gravy with cornbread dressing, green beans, mashed potatoes and dessert of pumpkin and pecan pie. The last time the President invited his parents...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos)- 12.26.03

    12/26/2003 4:48:43 PM PST · by ohioWfan · 589 replies · 466+ views
    whitehouse.gov, Yahoo.com | 12.26.03 | ohioWfan
    President and Mrs. Bush left Camp David today, along with Laura's mother, Jenna Welch, to go to Prairie Chapel Ranch near Crawford, Texas, where they will stay through the New Year. President Bush gave a statement expressing sympathy to the people of Iran, who suffered a devastating earthquake, and assured them of America's support for them.Enjoy your mini-Dose!
  • DISASTER TEAMS SAID READY FOR TERRORISM (Pres. Bush receiving updates at Camp David)

    12/25/2003 3:42:34 PM PST · by varina davis · 172 replies · 372+ views
    AP Wire ^ | Dec. 25, 2003 | AP Wire
    Disaster Teams Said Ready for Terrorism December 25, 2003 05:16 PM EST WASHINGTON - Disaster teams are ready to respond to any strike by the al-Qaida terrorist network and special equipment is monitoring the air for biological agents in some 30 cities, the Bush administration said Thursday. Four days after the nation went to a high Code Orange status and turned up its vigilance against terrorism, the threat had not diminished. "Credible reporting suggests al-Qaida continues to desire to attack American interests," said Brian Roehrkasse, spokesman for the Department of Homeland Security. "People have their antennas up," he said. President...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos) 12.22.03

    12/22/2003 11:46:39 AM PST · by TruthNtegrity · 281 replies · 503+ views
    Yahoo,Whitehouse.gov,Reuters,AssociatedPress | 12/22/03 | TruthNtegrity
    The President had a busy weekend. He called the President of China to thank him for his recent comments on Taiwan and they discussed by phone how to restart North Korea nuclear talks. During the conversation Saturday night, the two leaders made a favorable appraisal of Premier Wen Jiabao's visit to the United States this month. Hu told Pres. Bush he hoped the goal of denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula can be realized through a way acceptable to all parties concerned. Sunday, after attending St. John's across the street from the White House, the President met with his Security Council...
  • Bush starts vacation on the upswing

    12/21/2003 10:39:27 AM PST · by Pikamax · 8 replies · 222+ views
    Bayarea ^ | 12/21/03 | Bob Deans
    Posted on Sun, Dec. 21, 2003 Bush starts vacation on the upswing By Bob Deans COX NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON - President Bush leaves the White House on Monday to spend Christmas with his family at Camp David, beginning a two-week holiday and winding up a difficult year with what may be the best month of his term. The past four weeks have brought the capture of Saddam Hussein, news of the strongest economic growth in 20 years, the beginning of prescription drug coverage for millions of Medicare beneficiaries and the end, it seems, to decades of efforts by Libya to...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos) - October 24, 2003

    10/24/2003 5:13:33 PM PDT · by ohioWfan · 181 replies · 754+ views
    Yahoo.com, Whitehouse.gov | 10/24/03 | ohioWfan
    Our peripatetic President and First Lady arrived back in Washington today after their whirlwind tour of Asia and Australia. They appeared at a Republican party fundraiser at the Hilton Hawaiian Village on Waikiki Beach in Honolulu last evening after visiting the USS Arizona Memorial, the USS Missouri, and Pearl Harbor Elementary School. (In their ‘free’ time they watched Game 5 of the World Series on TV!). Our First Couple finally arrived back at the White House this morning, receiving a warm welcome from Spot and Barney, and left for a weekend at Camp David this afternoon, where hopefully they can...
  • Forgive Russia? There's Quite a Lot to Forgive

    09/30/2003 7:44:44 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 63 replies · 693+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Tuesday, September 30, 2003 | GEORGE MELLOAN
    <p>At their weekend Camp David tete-a-tete, George W. Bush and Russia's Vladimir Putin were all smiles as usual. Yet the Russian president gave little ground on a key issue, Russia's $800 million contract to help Iran build a nuclear power plant at Bushehr. This despite clear evidence of Iran's nuclear bomb ambitions with the discovery of weapons grade uranium there. Mr. Putin only offered to urge Iran to accept fuller United Nations weapons inspections, for whatever that might accomplish.</p>
  • Putin almost defied Bush

    09/27/2003 11:24:10 PM PDT · by MJY1288 · 63 replies · 2,116+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 9/28/03 | Bill Sammon
    Bill SammonWashington Times Russia might have opposed the U.S.-led war against the Taliban regime in Afghanistan if Russian President Vladimir Putin had not developed a strong personal relationship with President Bush, Mr. Putin said yesterday. Mr. Putin made the revelation in a news conference at which the Russian leader also withheld Russian support for postwar Iraq until the United Nations passes a resolution on the matter. "I have never said this in public; I'm going to do it today," Mr. Putin announced as he stood next to Mr. Bush at Camp David. "When counterterrorist operations began in Afghanistan, we were...
  • Putin, Bush agree on little, no headway on Iran, Korea or Iraq

    09/28/2003 8:16:08 AM PDT · by Brian S · 10 replies · 163+ views
    New York Times ^ | 09-28-03
    By David E. Sanger The New York Times WASHINGTON -- President Vladimir Putin of Russia said Saturday that he told President Bush at a Camp David meeting that he would send "a clear but respectful signal to Iran" that it must comply with international inspections of its suspected nuclear weapons program, but Putin insisted that Russia would go forward with its plans to help Iran to build a nuclear reactor. Putin's decision not to back down on Russia's commercial nuclear contract with Iran was mentioned almost as an aside at a news conference at the presidential retreat in the Catoctin...
  • Putin makes no commitment on Iraq, Iran

    09/27/2003 3:38:57 PM PDT · by Bobby777 · 18 replies · 175+ views
    CNN.Com / U.S. ^ | Saturday, September 27, 2003 Posted: 4:18 PM EDT (2018 GMT) | CNN.Com
    <p>CAMP DAVID, Maryland (CNN) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin emerged from talks with President Bush at Camp David with no commitment on his country's cooperation in postwar Iraq or to end its supply of nuclear technology to Iran.</p> <p>However, Putin joined Bush in declaring opposition to the potential development of nuclear weapons by Iran and North Korea. Both leaders also expressed mutual cooperation in the war on terrorism.</p>
  • Mixing oil and terrorism: Apparent Moscow-Riyadh rapprochement is paper thin

    09/27/2003 2:10:53 PM PDT · by Lessismore · 3 replies · 167+ views
    Russia challenging Saudi Arabia’s dominance in world energy market Oil will be high on the agenda at Russian President Vladimir Putin’s weekend summit meeting with George W. Bush at Camp David ­ Russian oil for US consumers, to reduce dependence on Saudi Arabia. Across the globe in Beijing, Putin’s prime minister, Mikhail Kasyanov, this week haggled with his Chinese counterpart, Wen Jaibao, on building a 2,400-kilometer, $2.5 billion oil pipeline from Siberia to China, which is crying out for energy to fuel its burgeoning economy. Saudi oil may be far cheaper to produce, but a steady supply from Russia is...
  • Pres. Bush LIVE on tv now!

    09/27/2003 8:06:38 AM PDT · by OXENinFLA · 81 replies · 178+ views
    C-span Pres. Bush and Pres. Putin
  • Remarks By The President and Russian President Putin

    09/27/2003 10:43:02 AM PDT · by chance33_98 · 41 replies · 141+ views
    Remarks By The President and Russian President Putin 9/27/03 1:00:00 PM -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To: National Desk Contact: White House Press Office, 202-456-2580 WASHINGTON, Sept. 27 /U.S. Newswire/ -- The following is a transcript of Remarks By The President And Russian President Putin: Camp David 11:04 A.M. EDT PRESIDENT BUSH: Thank you all for coming. I'm proud to welcome my friend, Vladimir Putin, to Camp David. President Putin has visited the White House, he's visited our ranch in Crawford, and now he visits Camp David. I'm honored to have him here, and I appreciate the great dialogue we've had last night...
  • What's Good for Russia Is Good for America

    09/26/2003 5:17:34 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 8 replies · 218+ views
    NY Times ^ | 9/26/03 | Robert McFarlane
    What's Good for Russia Is Good for America By ROBERT McFARLANE Published: September 26, 2003 MOSCOW ~~ As President Bush meets with President Vladimir Putin of Russia today and tomorrow at Camp David, he should take the opportunity to chart a new course for Russian-American relations. The logic for such a change is compelling, especially regarding United States interests in Iraq, and it is clear to Russian officials in both government and industry. This new thinking is the product of several factors involving the common experience of Russia and the United States as victims of terrorism and a common interest...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos) - 9/26/03

    09/26/2003 5:07:57 PM PDT · by ohioWfan · 116 replies · 255+ views
    Yahoo.com, Whitehouse.gov | 9/26/03 | ohioWfan
    President Bush welcomed Vlademir Putin at Camp David today, where the Presidents will discuss a number of issues, and President Bush will seek the support of the Russian President on postwar assistance in Iraq, and in pressuring Iran to give up its alleged nuclear weapons program. They will be holding a joint Press Conference at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time, tomorrow morning. Earlier in the day, President Bush met with Paraguayan President Nicanor Duarte in the Oval Office at the White House, discussing the bilateral relationship of the two countries, and the mutual war on terror. (Laura will be going to...
  • Putin, Bush to visit for two days

    09/22/2003 11:20:22 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 1 replies · 181+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, September 23, 2003 | By David R. Sands
    <p>President Bush and Russian President Vladimir Putin, sharply at odds over the war in Iraq, figure to find much more common ground when they meet for a two-day summit beginning Friday at the Camp David presidential retreat.</p> <p>Mr. Putin's suggestion over the weekend that Russian troops might participate in an Iraqi peacekeeping force under U.S. command was the latest signal that the two leaders appear determined to patch up a friendship badly strained by the global debate over the war.</p>
  • Tricky balance of US-Jordan alliance

    09/19/2003 3:55:51 AM PDT · by Prodigal Son · 8 replies · 210+ views
    BBC ^ | September 18, 2003 | Gordon Carera
    The summit was moved forward by a day thanks to Hurricane Isabel though the welcome was still warm at Camp David for King Abdullah of Jordan. But President George W Bush's comments, like his policies, have made life distinctly difficult for the leader of one of America's few Arab allies. At a joint press conference, President Bush used the opportunity to say that Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat had "failed as a leader" and accused him of undermining efforts to stop the violence against Israelis. King Abdullah faces a complex political situation, one that has hung over the Hashemites since Britain...
  • Editorial: When peace meant peace

    09/19/2003 8:54:29 AM PDT · by yonif · 2 replies · 178+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Sep. 19, 2003
    Twenty-five years have elapsed since the leaders of Egypt, Israel, and the US concluded the Camp David Accords, and the taste of that historic moment could hardly be more sweet, bitter, and perplexing. The sweetness is in that, three decades after having assumed the leadership of the pan-Arab refusal to accept the Jews' restoration in their ancestral land, the largest Arab country made peace with the Jewish state. Moreover, the peace deal struck between Menachem Begin and Anwar Sadat was comprehensive, unambiguous, and popular. The bitterness is in that all these recollections have since been eclipsed by what has transpired...
  • Bush, Jordanian King Continue Work on Mideast Peace (Bush: "Arafat Has Failed.")

    09/18/2003 8:52:19 AM PDT · by Happy2BMe · 4 replies · 182+ views
    <p>CAMP DAVID, Md. — Palestinian efforts to stop terror have been undermined by Yasser Arafat (search),  President Bush said Thursday at a meeting with Jordan's King Abdullah II (search).</p> <p>Mr. Arafat failed in that effort," Bush said, referring to the Palestinian Authority (search) president whom Israel blames for not stopping Palestinian terrorists. "Mr. Arafat has failed as a leader."</p>
  • Bush says Arafat has 'failed as a leader'

    09/18/2003 9:54:05 AM PDT · by Pokey78 · 15 replies · 177+ views
    AP ^ | 09/18/03
    CAMP DAVID, Md. -- President Bush told Palestinians on Thursday that they must have a leader who fights terror if they want peace. He said Yasser Arafat "has failed as a leader" and blamed him for forcing the resignation of a prime minister committed to the peace process. Turning to Iraq, Bush said he does not expect a new U.S.-backed resolution on Iraqi reconstruction to be ready by the time he goes before the U.N. General Assembly next Tuesday. "We're still working it," he told reporters as he met at the presidential retreat here with Jordan's King Abdullah II, a...
  • Garry Kasparov: KGB State

    09/18/2003 8:06:41 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 39 replies · 270+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Thursday, September 18, 2003 | GARRY KASPAROV
    <p>When Russia's President Vladimir Putin arrives at Camp David for next week's summit, President Bush will be welcoming the leader of a democratizing nation, a staunch ally in the U.S.-led war to defend the free world.</p> <p>Right?</p> <p>Wrong.</p> <p>The world view that designates Mr. Putin as America's democratic ally is part of the same fragmented U.S. foreign policy in which the Pentagon has emerged as the most efficient branch of government. That's not to fault the Pentagon, which in its ability to cover any significant task in remote quarters has proved ready and efficient. But where the State Department and National Security Council should be providing diplomatic coverage and a plausible strategic rationale -- which certainly does exist -- for the global "War on Terror," there has been failure. Instead of offering us a new vision of global development, on the scale of Winston Churchill's historic 1946 "Iron Curtain" speech, the current administration has reduced its foreign policy to a vehicle of crisis micro-management.</p>
  • The Camp David peace: Not thriving

    09/18/2003 7:34:38 AM PDT · by SJackson · 2 replies · 246+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 9-18-03 | Gideon Ben-Ami
    Advertisement We are about to mark two important events in the history of our relations with Egypt: the 25th anniversary of the Camp David Accord and the 30th anniversary of the Yom Kippur War. Two historic landmarks that encompass the elements of war and peace, are charged with emotions of sadness and joy, and are remembered in our collective national consciousness, one traumatically, the other euphorically, according to their chronological order. The colors of the first "Camp David" (September 17, 1978) have long faded and the peace treaty signed about half a year later has lost much of its luster...
  • Air Force One Moved to Georgia, Bush to Camp David

    09/18/2003 9:03:33 AM PDT · by acps · 28 replies · 447+ views
    CBS News Radio ^ | September 18, 2003 | wire report
    some White House fixures being boarded up to protect glass
  • Jordan's King Sees Hope for Iran Talks- Abdullah to meet with Bush today

    09/18/2003 4:28:55 AM PDT · by Prodigal Son · 3 replies · 181+ views
    Washington Post ^ | September 18, 2003 | Glenn Kessler
    Jordan's King Abdullah, who visited Iran earlier this month and is scheduled to meet with President Bush at Camp David today, said yesterday that "there is common grounds for dialogue" between the United States and Iran on the situation in Iraq and that Iranian leaders are eager to settle a fierce dispute over its nuclear program. Abdullah stressed that he was not carrying any messages from Iranian leaders to Bush, but would merely give his impressions to the president and his senior advisers. "It's up to them to see if they feel there is enough there to follow up," Abdullah...
  • Bush to Leave White House Ahead of Storm

    09/17/2003 7:28:32 PM PDT · by yonif · 29 replies · 336+ views
    Reuters ^ | Wed September 17, 2003 08:13 PM ET
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Bush prepared to leave Washington for his Camp David retreat on Wednesday evening, a day early, to beat the expected arrival of Hurricane Isabel, the White House said. Bush was to leave the White House by helicopter for a meeting at Camp David with Jordan's King Hussein on Thursday. He originally planned to travel to the retreat in the Maryland mountains on Thursday, but forecasters say the storm by then will threaten Washington with high winds and heavy rain. Camp David also lies in the projected storm path. "It's because of the hurricane," White House spokesman...
  • Bush to host Putin at retreat

    09/15/2003 5:52:33 PM PDT · by yonif · 9 replies · 213+ views
    US President George W. Bush will host his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin at the Camp David retreat on September 26-27, a White House spokesman said yesterday. "The President looks forward to this meeting as another opportunity for the United States and Russia to deepen their co-operation to deal with the shared challenges of the 21st century," White House spokesman Scott McClellan said. The first ladies of both nations will also travel to Camp David in Maryland. Putin will spend two days in New York before heading to the presidential retreat, according to the Kremlin.
  • Bush to Host King of Jordan at Camp David

    09/11/2003 12:11:14 PM PDT · by Pan_Yans Wife · 2 replies · 185+ views
    Newsday.com ^ | September 11, 2003 | AP
    The war in Iraq will be a key topic of discussion next week at Camp David between President Bush and King Abdullah II of Jordan, although the Arab leader said Thursday that he's not likely to send peacekeepers to the shattered nation. Jordan is providing humanitarian assistance, evacuating war victims and setting up mobile hospitals, but Abdullah said deploying Jordanian peacekeeping troops, or Arab forces, to Iraq remains a sensitive issue.
  • America cancels war drills with Egypt because U.S. forces are overstretched

    08/10/2003 5:14:07 PM PDT · by Brian S · 12 replies · 165+ views
  • Pakistani forces hunt for bin Laden

    06/24/2003 10:19:25 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 162+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, June 25, 2003 | By Bill Sammon
    <p>Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf said yesterday that Osama bin Laden may be in a remote and "treacherous" area of Pakistan that his government's forces are entering for the first time in more than a century.</p> <p>During a news conference with President Bush to announce $3 billion in proposed U.S. aid to Pakistan, Gen. Musharraf said bin Laden might be crossing the Pakistan-Afghanistan border in an area known as the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA).</p>