Emboldened by the complicity of Mr. Bush
and other leaders, China is harassing or locking up critics, threatening journalists and selectively denying visas.
has limited leverage, but his limitless passion for an unproven missile defense system has made it easier for the Russian leader to deflect criticism.
Neal, D-Springfield, echoing a common sentiment that Mr. Bush
's proposed budget will be drastically altered in Congress, called the final budget of the president's administration "unrealistic."
At the time he signed the act, Mr. Bush
attached a "signing statement," effectively nullifying the act by claiming that he could suspend its application in the interests of national security.
Bush's anti-abortion, pro-traditional-marriage statements make him a bona fide pro-lifer and friend of Catholicism misunderstand either Mr. Bush
or Catholicism, possibly both.
It appears to be lost on Mr. Bush
that free speech is not a hollow end in itself.
But, Mr. Bush
vowed, "one way or the other, Saddam Hussein, for the sake of peace and for the security of the American people, will be disarmed."
At a "prayer breakfast" attended by foreign dignitaries, congressmen, and prominent clerics, Mr. Bush
urged the populace to turn to prayer amidst a national crisis precipitated by an enclave of Mohammedan saboteurs.
'S BATTLES (The Japan Times, an English-language daily)
From a wire report in The Dallas Morning News: "Making his pitch to be the environmental candidate, Mr. Bush
began his administration with the highest sustained black approval ratings of any Republican president since Dwight Eisenhower.