Enough is enough, it seems. With the NATO summit meetings consistently running two hours over schedule most of the day, President Bush abruptly got up and left the last formal session of the day, not bothering to wait for an official summit photograph of all the leaders.* - (via Think Progress, via Atrios)!
Bush is no fan of windy meetings and evidently had had his fill. He left behind Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates to represent him for the rest of the session, which concerned NATO operations in Afghanistan, but his departure was so sudden and unexpected that he left some of his motorcade behind, including his press pool, when he got into his car and headed back to his hotel.
Bush Walks Out On NATO
Does this mean no new money/troops for Afghanistan? Or is Dubya just racing back to Crawford for another colonic? From WaPo *:
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