By Jennifer Loven for AP, with thanks to all who sent this in:
TIRANA, Albania (AP) – President Bush, enthusiastically welcomed as the first U.S. president in this former communist nation, served notice Sunday he is running out of patience with Russia’s objections to independence for neighboring Kosovo.
“Sooner rather than later you’ve got to say ‘Enough’s enough – Kosovo is independent,'” Bush said, telling Albanians what they wanted to hear. He said independence was a certainty….
Cannons boomed salutes from mountains overlooking the capital. Huge banners proclaimed “Proud to be Partners,” and billboards read “President Bush in Albania Making History.”