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Bush Steadfast in Assessment of Putin

By Peggy Noonan - June 25, 2001 12:00 AM

Peggy Noonan writes in the 6/25 Wall Street Journal:

"Sometimes bad luck is good luck. A few weeks ago, I'd had an appointment to interview President Bush for a book on Ronald Reagan. It was canceled due to Mr. Bush's upcoming trip to Europe, then rescheduled, and when I walked into the Oval Office last week I found a president in a talkative mood.

"Europe was on his mind. His thoughts were on his meetings with European Union leaders and with Russian President Vladimir Putin, from which he had returned three days before. As the official purpose of the interview had not been to discuss Mr. Bush's trip, I asked officials at the White House afterward whether his comments on the trip could be used for publication in an article for The Wall Street Journal. They approved."

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