US Ambassador Harry K Thomas left Dhaka on Saturday. He said Bangladesh is a moderate country. "I didn't say Bangladesh is a moderate Muslim country...Bangladesh is a moderate country with Muslim majority," he said at Zia International Airport before flying for home to join his new assignment at the State Department. Harry K Thomas served as the US ambassador to Bangladesh for two years. Responding to the reporters' appeal to comment on the political situation of Bangladesh, Thomas said, "You are trying to get the headline from me. I am no longer the ambassador... President Bush accepted my resignation." Matiur Rahman Choudhury has more on the story.