Austrian Chancellor Wolfgang Schuessel rose with an impassioned defense that seemed even to surprise the president.
"I think it's grotesque to say that America is a threat to the peace in the world compared with North Korea, Iran, a lot of countries," Schuessel said. Europe would not enjoy peace and prosperity if not for U.S. help after World War II, he said.
"We should be fair from the other side of the Atlantic," Schuessel said. "We should understand what September 11th meant to the American people."
Europeans support Bush on nuclear stance, 6/21/06.
By JENNIFER LOVEN, Associated Press Writer