World Reacts to Bush's Re-election

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photoFrom Europe to Asia, world leaders have offered up mixed congratulations to George W. Bush for being re-elected for a second term in last Tuesday's U.S. presidential election.

Many are urging Bush to soften what they regard as America's unilateralist approach to world affairs, though Bush's decisive win may reinforce that approach. Some European leaders also hope that Bush's desire for international support over the war in Iraq will encourage him to start dialogue and perhaps, even make concessions, on other issues.

Hear from journalists on the mixed international reaction to Bush's re-election.


Michael Binyon, foreign affairs specialist at The Times of London

Rami Khouri, editor of The Daily Star newspaper in Lebanon

Adrian Feurebacher, Berlin correspondent for German Public Radio

Nguyen Qui Duc, host of the public radio program "Pacific Time" produced by KQED in San Francisco

Michael Moran, senior correspondent and foreign affairs columnist for MSNBC.

This program aired on November 5, 2004.


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