Saturday, July 01, 2006

The President, the Prime Minister, and the King

Who knew? Apparently Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi is a HUGE Elvis fan. President Bush went out of his way to make Koizumi's last trip to the United States as prime minister special by taking him to Graceland.
DVDs of Elvis's movies were available aboard Air Force One, and White House press secretary Tony Snow sported gold-rimmed plastic sunglasses for the flight to Memphis, unarguably Koizumi's highlight of the week.

The Japanese prime minister has been a staunch Bush defender on the world stage and a valuable ally in the GWOT. Koizumi even sent a small contingent of Japanese troops to Iraq after the invasion. It was the first time Japanese troops had operated outside of Japan since World War II. It's evident that the president is very fond of the Japan's leader.

That's one of the things I love about President Bush. He sure knows how to through a party.
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