Chimpy gave a series of interviews to representatives of the foreign press today in hopes of burnishing his image before he travels to the G8 meeting next week.
Here are highlights from the interveiw conducted by Vision Plus TV of Albania .
That Is The Instructions
My position is that we support the Ahtisaari plan, and that’s the instructions that I have given to Secretary of State Rice, who totally agrees with me.
He Doesn’t Do Plan Bs
Q So in case of a Russian veto next month at Security Council, does U.S. have a plan B for Kosovo?
THE PRESIDENT: Well, plan A is to try to make plan A work.
The Unpopular Decider
Well, first of all, it’s like — people ask me the question about popularity, whether it be overseas or at home. You can’t make decisions and try to be — and want to be popular.
Decisions For What’s Best
I make decisions for what’s best for the United States of America.
He’s A But-Head
But popularity comes and goes, but certain principles should never leave.
Prefers To Pose His Own Questions
But popularity is — I would ask the question, are you still going to make decisions based upon solid principles? And the answer is, absolutely.