After meeting with Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko in Kiev, Bush declared that he would not soften his support for bringing Ukraine and Georgia into NATO in exchange for Russia dropping its opposition to the missile defense network."There's no trade-offs. Period," Bush said in response to a reporter's question about a possible compromise.
He stated that it was a "misperception" that he was willing to make such a bargain.
You know, it's surprising that he isn't able to accomplish more on the world stage.