President Bush is back in Washington after his European trip, including weekend talks in Russia with outgoing President Vladimir Putin.
The White House is painting the summit talks between the two leaders as a victory for Bush. National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley told reporters coming home on Air Force One that, quote, "We got the agreement that we sought and the only one that we could get at the leaders' level."
Administration officials thought news accounts of the summit were too negative. So, four times on the flight back to Washington, Bush aides tried to convince reporters that the summit had turned out well, particularly on missile defenses.
But Putin made it clear that he still objects to the U.S. plan to base an anti-missile shield for Europe in Poland and the Czech Republic.