The US President has just given an interview to the BBC’s Matt Frei…..
…and we will be able to play you three minutes of what he has to say at the beginning of the programme (the interview is longer than that but there are lots of rules about what can be played when).
here’s a transcript of what he said about Darfur…
““I’m going to the Olympics. I view the Olympics as a sporting event. On the other hand, I have a little different platform than Stephen Spielberg so, I get to talk to President Hu Jintao. And I do remind him that he can do more to relieve the suffering in Darfur. There’s, there’s a lot of issues that I suspect people are gonna, you know, opine, about during the Olympics. I mean, you got the Dali Lama crowd. You’ve got global warming folks. You’ve got, you know, Darfur and I just, I am not gonna, you know, go and use the Olympics as an opportunity to express my opinions to the Chinese people in a public way because I do it all the time with the President. So, people are gonna be able to choose, pick and choose how they, how they view the Olympics.
We’re looking for two of you to come on the telephone, listen to what Mr Bush says and react to it. Any volunteers? Please reply to me with your phone number if you’re keen.