friends in paste

Ik moet hem jaren geleden gemist hebben, deze quote, maar vandaag hoorde ik hem tijdens een bio-aflevering over Tony Blair op BBC World, zo voor de Kennedytunnel.

M. O’BRIEN: War-time allies, George Bush and Tony Blair, are holding a summit at the White House today. They both face declining political support and growing discontent with the war in Iraq that they championed. But don’t expect them to announce a timetable for bringing U.S. and British troops home.

CNN White House Correspondent Ed Henry with more.

Good morning, Ed.

HENRY: Good morning, Miles.

Friends in need, friends indeed. These two leaders practically holding each other up. At one time they were riding high together at the beginning of the war, but now they’re struggling together to regain their credibility and popularity.

(BEGIN VIDEOTAPE

HENRY (voice over): At their first big meeting in February 2001 at Camp David, President Bush and Prime Minister Blair immediately bonded.

GEORGE W. BUSH, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: Well, we both use Colgate toothpaste.

(LAUGHTER)

TONY BLAIR, BRITISH PRIME MINISTER: They’re going to wonder how you know that, George.

HENRY: Little did they know how much closer they would become.

(Q: CNN Transcripts)

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