Bush to Sleep in French Bed After All

A quick note for those of you who picked up my reference to the recent report in the New York Times that, as a sign of his current displeasure with France, President Bush would spend his nights at a hotel just over the border in Switzerland when he attends the G8 summit in France at the beginning of June. Now the Dutch newspaper NRC Handelsblad writes that Presidential spokesman Ari Fleischer, reacting to that NYT report, has stated that the President will certainly stay overnight in France.

Sorry I can’t give you the link to that piece in the NRC, all you Dutch readers out there, but it was in the printed edition of Friday, 25 April 2003 (p. 4), and I couldn’t find it on the NRC Handelsblad’s website.

Now we’re on the subject of things from Friday’s printed edition that I can’t find on-line, here’s another tidbit for you (p.5): President Bush is apparently also a big fan of Mohammed Sa’id as-Sahhaf, former Iraqi Minister for Information. “He’s my man, he was great!” Bush exclaimed in a recent interview he gave to NBC. (Or something like that: I’m translating from the article’s Dutch back into English. But you know that the languages are fairly close.) He went on: “Someone accused us of hiring him and putting him in there,” and said that he caught as-Sahhaf’s daily press conferences on TV whenever he had the chance.

“I know,” you say, “I saw that interview myself on NBC!” Oh; sorry. We don’t get NBC over here – at least I don’t think so (I don’t own a TV set), although I think MSNBC is available on cable. (Is that the same thing these days? Someone enlighten me.) Anyway, these juicy pieces that were not put on-line make me worry about what I’m missing by relying almost exclusively on newspapers put on the Net – especially since my subscription to the NRC Handelsblad is scheduled to lapse soon.

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