On Tuesday, President Bush welcomed King Hamad of Bahrain to the White House. The President continued the discussions begun during
his visit to Bahrain in January and covered both the bilateral relationship between the United States and Bahrain, and regional issues. Following his meeting with King
Hamad, the President hosted the King at a working lunch.
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Kids paint a large mural of an ocean scene at the White House Easter Egg Roll Monday, Mar. 24, 2008 on the South Lawn of the White House. The theme for the 2008 Easter Egg Roll is Ocean Conservation. The kids were able to learn how to keep our oceans clean and healthy for fish and other ocean life. White House photo by Joyce N. Boghosian
President Bush on Tuesday said, "We had a good discussion, and we'll continue our discussion over
lunch, on a variety of subjects. First, I do want to thank the Kingdom
for sending an ambassador to Iraq. That's a very strong move that
indicates a willingness to lead, as well as a willingness to send a
signal that when a young democracy like Iraq is beginning to make
progress, that it is important for the neighborhood to recognize that
progress. And I really do want to thank Your Majesty for that."
President Bush on Tuesday said, "This is a good, clean sport. It's a sport that requires good conservation in order to make sure our fisheries are good, and I love to welcome the champs here. And so we're glad you're here. The people of Louisiana and Texas are proud of you."
President Bush on Monday said, "Pretty soon after a few remarks, I have the honor of blowing the
whistle to start the Easter Egg Roll. ...We want to remind you that we're dedicating today's Easter Egg Roll to
our clean oceans. And there's a booth here where you can find out how
you can contribute to make sure that we're environmentally sound
stewards of our oceans." Easter 2008
President Bush on Monday said, "Madam Secretary, thank you very much for your
hospitality. I just had a very interesting dialogue on how to
strengthen the State Department's capacity to bring freedom and peace
around the world, and how to make sure the State Department works
collaboratively with the Defense Department, as we deal with some of
the more difficult areas, and really take advantage of some of the
great opportunities that we're faced with."