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Old 09-23-2008, 02:51 PM
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Other delegates offered muted praise, calling it a fine speech by a one-time go-it-alone U.S. leader who, five years after the U.S.-led war in Iraq began, was now talking up approaches that are "multilateral" — a word he repeated 10 times.
Delegates from Papua New Guinea to Congo who packed the 2,000-person assembly hall to hear the first several speeches by world leaders later spoke privately of Bush as something of a curiosity, questioning his relevance to poor, developing nations.
"It's been sort of a gradual shift, but a very welcome one," said Netherlands Ambassador Frank Majoor, who called the speech largely "what I would expect."
International Herald Tribune

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