Thursday, September 02, 2010

I Like Bush MORE Having Read This

ha ha, lol, this is really funny! I can't believe it either, Belgium running Europe. That explains a lot.

I Like Bush MORE Having Read This

Home - by BigFurHat - September 1, 2010 - 11:56 UTC - 31 Comments

hehe. I love this exchange between Tony Blair and George Bush. Blair meant it as an insult, I'm sure, but it's actually a delight. Supposedly, Bush didn't recognize a guy at the G8 that turned out to be the Prime Minister of Belgium.

I'm sure Obama knows all the heads of state in Europe. In fact, he's ready to service them for the asking.

From the Telegraph

In his new book, A Journey, Mr Blair writes that the former US president was confused by the presence of Guy Verhofstadt at the 2001 G8 summit in Genoa.

"He didn't know or recognise Guy, whose advice he listened to with considerable astonishment," Mr Blair writes. "He then turned to me and whispered, 'Who is this guy?' 'He is the prime minister of Belgium,' I said.

"Belgium? George said, clearly aghast at the possible full extent of his stupidity. 'Belgium is not part of the G8'."

Mr Blair explained to Mr Bush that Mr Verhofstadt was there as "president of Europe". Belgium held the presidency of the EU council at the time.

Mr Bush responded: "You got the Belgians running Europe?" before shaking his head, "now aghast at our stupidity", Mr Blair writes.


Pure Bush. He might not have known who Verhofstadt was, but I'm positive he could tell you why Europe was in trouble.


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