President George W. Bush addresses the Central European Foreign Ministers in the East Room May 8, 2003. "Just hours ago, the United States Senate voted unanimously to support NATO admission for Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia," explained President Bush. "These heroic nations have survived tyranny, they have won their liberty and earned their place among free nations. America has always considered them friends, and we will always be proud to call them allies." White House photo by Tina Hager.