From Newsday: Bush meets with pope, Italian PM.
President George W. Bush, denounced by tens of thousands of anti-American protesters on the streets of Rome, defended his humanitarian record yesterday to Pope Benedict XVI, who expressed concern about "the worrisome situation in Iraq."
Bush also sought to shore up relations with Premier Romano Prodi, whose center-left government has been heavily critical of U.S. policies. While Prodi has withdrawn Italian forces from Iraq, Bush thanked him for Italy's leadership in supporting the fragile Western-backed government in Lebanon and its commitment of 2,000 troops for NATO's mission in Afghanistan.
Relations with Italy are "pretty darn solid," Bush said.
Prodi agreed. "We basically agree on how the future of the world should look, should be," the Italian leader said.
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Posted by Forkum at June 10, 2007 03:01 PM