2003年7月9日,职务。 布什在比勒陀利亚会见了南非总统塔

2003年7月9日,职务。 布什在比勒陀利亚会见了南非总统塔博·姆贝基,就艾滋病,反恐战争,贸易问题进行了讨论,并寻求共同立场,以应对邻国津巴布韦的政治和经济危机。 布什总统呼吁耐心,继续他的非洲之行。他说,尽管袭击了美军士兵,美国在伊拉克仍将“保持强硬”。 布什说,尽管发现他对萨达姆·侯赛因的武器追捕说法是基于虚假信息,但他对自己的行为“绝对有信心”。
原文:2003 Jul 9, Pres. Bush met with South African President Thabo Mbeki in Pretoria for discussions on AIDS, the war on terror, trade issues and to seek common ground in their attempts to deal with the political and economic crisis in neighboring Zimbabwe. Pleading for patience, President Bush, continuing his Africa tour, said the United States would “have to remain tough” in Iraq despite attacks on U.S. soldiers. Bush said he was “absolutely confident” in his actions despite the discovery that one claim he”d made about Saddam Hussein”s weapons pursuits was based on false information.