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Bush gets tough in Chile

All morning TV news ran the clip of the President in Chile rescuing one of his agents
from Chilean security. I thought it was a pretty good move by Bush; he noticed the problem, went over and reached in the crowd to pull the agent in with him. I haven’t seen much of it in the print media this morning, save this from

Washington Times and this shorter note from the AP.

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I heard far more about this incident in Chile on the web than I did on television or the newspaper. Why? MSM isn’t in the business of making this President look good. And what he did in Chile makes George W. Bush look good. He showed decisive, take-charge leadership; dare I say, he acted unilaterally to rescue his security chief from the Chilean security wall. On the other hand, John Kerry, had he been President, would no doubt have either abandoned his chief altogether to experience his own fate, or else called for either a Security Council vote to negotiate a settlement with the Chilean officials responsible. Bush cut to the chase and did what was necessary. I like that.

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