Can’t believe it really isn’t not true! But it is! Here’s an excerpt from the Reuters article, HIV medics freed after Libya-EU deal:
“I know I am free, I know I am on Bulgarian soil, but I still cannot believe it,” 48-year-old nurse Christiana Valcheva said as the medics and their families wept and hugged each other at the airport.
The Bulgarian nurses were flown to Sofia after the EU, which Bulgaria joined in January, agreed a last-minute breakthrough deal with Libya on medical aid and political ties.
“We hope to go on further normalizing our relations with Libya. Our relations with Libya were in a large extent blocked by the non-settlement of this medics issue,” EU Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso said.
Libyan Foreign Minister Mohammed Abdel-Rahman Shalgam said the deal had opened the way to “full cooperation and partnership between Libya and the European Union.”
Bulgaria and its allies in Brussels and Washington had suggested that not freeing the nurses would hurt Libya’s efforts to emerge from decades of diplomatic isolation imposed for what the West called its support of terrorism.
What would Bush have done? Pretty obvious: We never deal with terrerrists!