June 09, 2007

Albania Hearts America


SOFIA, Bulgaria - Bulgaria has lost 13 soldiers in Iraq, but says it is committed to the U.S.-led coalition at least until next spring, and Albania professes such an affinity for America that it has issued three stamps featuring President Bush's picture and the Statue of Liberty.
Three stamps!

And what do we do? We issue commemorative Elvis stamps and the always popular Forever stamp.

But Bush is so well-liked in Albania, the street running in front of parliament has been renamed in his honor.

"Albanians identify the United States of America as the cradle of liberty and democracy," said Albert Rakipi of the Albanian Institute for International Studies. Bush's visit to the mostly Muslim nation is "a thank you for Albania's nonstop support of U.S. policy," he said.

Well ain't that somethin'?

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