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Yesterday in Canada, George W. Bush became defensive. He was asked by a reporter is he is partly responsible for the increasing distance between Canada and the U.S. shown by Canadian polls. Bush responded defensively that his reelection had been a poll that showed that Americans want four more years of his foreign policy. I don't, and had hoped he would moderate it some in the security of a victory. Apparently, he's still insecure about all the foreign policy mistakes made during his first term.
The following is from the New York Times report on the above incidence:
"President Bush on Tuesday thanked Canadians who waved a welcome to him 'with all five fingers' on his first official visit to their country, but he also appeared defensive at a time when he was expected to reach out and try to repair the rift over the war in Iraq.
"When Mr. Bush was asked by a Canadian reporter at a joint news conference with Prime Minister Paul Martin why public opinion polls showed the two countries drifting apart, and whether he bore any responsibility, he responded, 'You know, I haven't seen the polls you look at, and we just had a poll in our country where people decided that the foreign policy of the Bush administration ought to be - stay in place for four more years.' "
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