Bush Criticizes Nations that Compromise with Violent Extremists

(Washington Post) Speaking in Istanbul, President Bush criticized unnamed U.S. allies in the Middle East for compromising with extremists and suppressing dissent and called on the Islamic world to move toward democracy as a way to safeguard the U.S. and reduce violence in the Middle East. Bush said: "Any nation that compromises with violent extremists only emboldens them and invites future violence." A Bush aide and outside experts said that Saudi Arabia was among those countries to which he was referring.

2004-06-30 00:00:00

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