I’m surprised that The Independent didn’t suggest one hundred thousand cheering Georgians had mistaken George Bush for George Galloway:
“Addressing a 100,000-strong crowd in Freedom Square in Tbilisi yesterday, Mr Bush said the November 2003 uprising that toppled the country’s former leader Eduard Shevardnadze had been an example for Ukraine, Iraq, Lebanon and other countries that were seeking democracy.”
Joking aside, whodathunkit? This is George “isolationism in 2000” Bush we’re reading about.
The Independent‘s line on Genghis Khan is more what you’d expect though:
“He may be an unlikely choice for a national hero and is hardly a marketing guru’s ideal choice of brand but modern-day Mongolia cannot be too choosy.”
I don’t want to sound like a grumbler, but we’re still waiting for Bush (or anyone else) to deal with the Darfur situation, which ought to be a big priority now.