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Councilman John Akouri, former Washington, DC Press Secretary & Capitol Hill Advisor, is President & CEO of the Lebanese American Chamber of Commerce.

Saturday, June 24, 2006

Bush to Syria: "LEAVE LEBANON ALONE!"

"Clear message to the Syrians: Leave Lebanon alone, let them be, let them be a free democracy" President Bush
President George W. Bush delivers a statement during a press availability Wednesday, June 21, 2006, with Chancellor Wolfgang Schuessel of Austria, center, and European Union President Jose Manuel Barroso at the Hofburg Palace in Vienna during U.S.-EU Summit. Said the President, "We talked about democracy and new democracies, and I want to thank the European Union for its strong support of Afghanistan and Iraq. We talked about Lebanon and the need for Lebanon to be free from Syrian influence. We worked very closely together at the United Nations to send that clear message to the Syrians: Leave Lebanon alone, let them be, let them be a free democracy, which is a necessary part of laying the foundation for peace in the Middle East."

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