Bush In Europe: What Really Happened?
Looking at what has happened since Bush's supposedly "fence-mending" tour of Europe last month, you have to wonder what really went on behind closed door. I mean, Chirac cracked jokes over dinner about "freedom fries" while Putin was stony faced as he listened to Bush's lectures on Democracy.
Bush came home and nominated John Bolton for the UN, then Wolfowitz for the World Bank. And he did it in a way that has seriously pissed off a lot of important European people.
My guess is that, in various subtle diplomatic ways, the Europeans rubbed Bush's nose in it. And so they should have.