Is there something about Oct 23 and Mongolia? Back in Oct 23, 2005 I wrote a post about six Marines inside Mongolia. Shock and surprise to me. Come to find out, after talking with a real Marine that the news wasn't such a big deal. The news was all ho-hum been there done that category. This Oct 23,2007 The WashTimes headline news "Mongolia first to qualify for aid program". How's that for timing. President Nambaryn Enkhbayar came to town to attend the signing ceremony at the White House hosted by CMC Bush endorsing the $285 million aid package under the Millennium Challenge foreign-aid program. Iwould have missed all of this had it not been for
Jammie Wearing Fool who posted Mongolia Joins the American Empire.
JWF reads the Midnight Sun who reads the WashTimes a lot better than I do.
President Nambaryn Enkhbayar, ever the gracious guest, said something real nice which I appreciated. "He said Mongolia was committed to the Iraq mission, in part because the United States and other allies did not abandon Mongolia when it was struggling."
"When the situation for us was difficult in the 1980s and 1990s, we were not left behind," he said. "Of course, we all want success in Iraq, but we started there together and we have to finish there together."
America has been adopted by Mongolian leaders as its "third neighbor," "looking forward to trade and investment and enlisting as a full partner in the global war on terrorism." This third neighbor thing takes a bit of a quantum leap as Mongolia is surrounded by Russia to the North and China to the South. Read on at JWF and Midnight Night Sun for the undercover nasty bits of wheels and deals and smoke filled rooms details. Liberals will love the return of the Federation.