A DIPLO-SPEAK GUIDE: BUSH IN EUROPE

President Bush begins the first overseas trip of his second term in the diplomatic minefield of Europe this week--and it's being tightly stage-managed. For example, White House officials ditched plans for a town-hall meeting with regular folk in Mainz when the German government said it couldn't guarantee friendly questions. Bush will instead face a hand-picked group of German yuppies who've enjoyed exchange trips to the U.S. How to translate the nicely crafted phrases you'll hear from all sides.

FRENCH PRESIDENT JACQUES CHIRAC

WHAT HE WILL SAY: We already live in a multipolar world.

WHAT IT MEANS: I could always find a friend in Beijing or Moscow.

PRESIDENT BUSH

WHAT HE WILL SAY:We all share the common values of freedom and democracy.

WHAT IT MEANS: So why don't you help in Iraq now?

EUROPEAN HIGH REPRESENTATIVE JAVIER SOLANA

WHAT HE WILL SAY:We all agree that Iran should end its nuclear programs.

WHAT IT MEANS: But we can't persuade the Americans to talk to Tehran.

PRESIDENT BUSH

WHAT HE WILL SAY:We want to work with a stronger Europe.

WHAT IT MEANS: You can play war games without asking our permission.

RUSSIAN PRESIDENT VLADIMIR PUTIN

WHAT HE WILL SAY:We all believe in democracy.

WHAT IT MEANS: As long as there's no opposition.