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A Day in the Life of President Bush - England/Northern Ireland many many Photos and news) 06-16-08
www.yahoo.com/news www.whitehouse.gov/news ^ | 16th June 2008 | Snugs

Posted on 06/16/2008 6:33:24 PM PDT by snugs

The President and First Lady continued their visit to United Kingdom today spending part of the day in London and then travelling to Northern Ireland before departing for Washington.

There were some serious meetings where the Presdent was assure that Britain would continue their support and in fact would increase troops in Afganistan.

The relationship between Gordon Brown and the President seemed more relaxed than at any of their previous meeting.

On a lighter level the President and First Lady visited an integrated primary school in Belfast and the First Lady also visited the British Museum earlier in the day with Sarah Brown (I will post photos of these tomorrow when I get home).

Pray for President Bush -- Day 2833



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QUOTE OF THE DAY
President Bush Participates in Joint Press Availability with United Kingdom Prime Minister Brown
Foreign & Commonwealth Office Building -- Lacarno Treaty Room
London, England

PRESIDENT BUSH: Thank you, Mr. Prime Minister. And I thank you very much for your friendship, thank you for your hospitality. This is -- this has been a good trip. By the way, some are speculating this is my last trip. Let them speculate. Who knows? (Laughter.) But it's been a -- we had a great dinner last night. I want to thank you and Sarah. And thanks for calling together the historians. It's a -- you know, Great Britain has produced great historians. And I am -- I love reading a lot of their works, and it was so kind of you to have them over. And the food was good, too. (Laughter.)

And also we had a great visit yesterday. Laura and I went to see Her Majesty, the Queen. I thank her for her hospitality. And then yesterday at the embassy, thanks to our Ambassador, I had the opportunity to speak to some of your soldiers. And I was -- listened to their stories of courage and bravery and sacrifice, and it was so -- really touching. And I really appreciate the British people supporting the people who wear the uniform. And I am looking forward to going to Northern Ireland this evening. You've taken the lead. We're just pleased to help. And hopefully this visit will help keep the process moving.

First thing about Gordon Brown, he's tough on terror, and I appreciate it -- and so should the people of Great Britain and the world. He fully understands that while some want to say that the terrorist threat is gone or there's nothing to worry about, it is something to worry about. And he was -- you were tested early in your Prime Ministership. You dealt with the challenge. And I appreciate your continued focus and your understanding that we've got to work together to protect our people, and your understanding that freedom is transformative, and the ultimate way to succeed against these extremists who use murder as a way to achieve their political objectives is to marginalize them through the advance of liberty.

And that's what we're doing in places like Afghanistan and Iraq. And it is tough work. It's hard to take a society that had been ravished [sic] by brutality and convince people to take the risk necessary to work for civil society and freedom for women and to educate their children. But I believe it's necessary work, for the sake of peace and for our security. And I believe it's in the moral interests of comfortable nations to help others realize the blessings of liberty. Oh, for some that sounds like hopeless idealism; for those of us involved with making public policy necessary to protect our people, it is the only realistic way to guarantee the peace for our people.

And so you've been strong on Afghanistan and Iraq, and I appreciate it. But more importantly, the people of Afghanistan and Iraq appreciate it. The march to democracy is never smooth. We've had our own history. America is viewed as a great democracy; just remember, many of our citizens were enslaved for a long period of time before we finally got it right.

But it's in our interests to help these folks. It's in our interests little girls go to school in Afghanistan. It's in our interests that there be free elections in Iraq. And it's in our interests that we help these governments survive. And it's taken sacrifice from our people, I understand that. The fundamental question of history is going to look back on it, is did we understand the duty that we've been called to do, to protect ourselves and hope others? And this Prime Minister has understood the duty.

No, I know there's a lot of discussion here in the British press about, well, you know, is there going to be enough troops, or not enough troops, and all that business; is he trying to distance this, that and the other -- it's just typical. But I just want to remind you that he has left more troops in Iraq than initially anticipated. And like me, we'll be making our decisions based upon the conditions on the ground, the recommendation of our commanders, without an artificial timetable set by politics.

I thank you for your troop announcement today in Afghanistan, as well. Then you issued a strong statement on Iran. It was a clear statement, and it was a strong statement, and it was a necessary statement, because the free world has an obligation to work together in concert to prevent the Iranians from having the know-how to develop a nuclear weapon. And now is the time to work together to get it done, and I appreciate your statement. Hopefully the Iranian leadership will take a different position then the one they've taken in the past, which is basically, who cares what the free world says, we're going to -- we'll go our own way. And now has faced -- they face serious isolation, and the people who are suffering are the Iranian people. We have no qualms with the Iranian people. As a matter of fact, we want the Iranian people to thrive. It's in our interests that there be a hopeful society. It's their government who has denied them their rightful place in the world.

And so I want to thank you very much for working hard to, you know, to help keep this coalition together to provide pressure necessary so we can solve the problem diplomatically. That's my first choice. Iranians must understand all options are on the table, however.

Thank you for your strong words on Zimbabwe. And I -- you know, you obviously are emotional on the subject and I don't blame you, because the people of Zimbabwe have suffered under Mugabe leadership, and we will work with you to ensure these good folks have free and fair elections to the extent -- best extent possible, which obviously Mr. Mugabe does not want to have.

We talked about Darfur. We talked about Burma. I strongly support your health care worker initiative. I'm looking forward to going to the G8 to articulate that. And we expect the people of the G8 -- the leaders of the G8 countries to fulfill their obligations, because last year we met and we had a -- we discussed a lot of issues, including HIV/AIDS and malaria on the continent of Africa, and they all came forth and said, we'll match the United States -- except most nations haven't matched the United States to date except for Great Britain, and they haven't done their part in matching the United States.

And so my message at the G8 is: Looking forward to working with you; thanks for coming to the meeting -- just remember, there are people needlessly dying on the continent of Africa today, and we expect you to be more than pledge-makers. We expect you to be check-writers for humanitarian reasons.

We did talk about energy and Doha. I'm concerned about Doha. I'm concerned that while we're making some progress on the agricultural side, that nations such as Brazil and India and China are not making corresponding openings on manufacturing and service -- and the service sector on their part. And in order to have a successful round, which I believe is essential -- and so does Gordon -- to fight off protectionism and help poor nations develop, that now is the time to get a Doha Round completed. And in order to do so, there has to be more movement on the manufacturing and service sector so there can be a fair and equitable deal.

Finally, we talked about global climate change and briefed Gordon on our strategy for the major economies meeting to hopefully reach an international goal for 2050 that will have intermediate strategies that are binding on each nation within the U.N. framework. And the reason why I believe this is the right approach to take, that unless China and India are a part of a binding international agreement -- and the United States -- then we will not have effective policy in dealing with climate change. It might make us all feel good, but the results won't be satisfactory. And so hopefully in Seoul, South Korea coming up there will be a major economy meeting agreement on a long-term goal with binding commitments.

Mr. Prime Minister, all in all, it's been a great meeting. Thank you for the conversation and thank you for your friendship.

PRIME MINISTER BROWN: Thank you.






PHOTOS OF THE DAY

President Bush and first lady Laura Bush walk together after arriving on the South Lawn of the White House, Monday, June 16, 2008, in Washington


President Bush waves after arriving on the South Lawn of the White House, Monday, June 16, 2008, in Washington

1 posted on 06/16/2008 6:33:25 PM PDT by snugs
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Dose going up please wait for the all clear before posting or reposting any photos or graphics
2 posted on 06/16/2008 6:35:27 PM PDT by snugs ((An English Cheney Chick - Big Time))
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To: John Leland 1789

Northern Ireland photos


3 posted on 06/16/2008 6:36:30 PM PDT by snugs ((An English Cheney Chick - Big Time))
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Hi,


4 posted on 06/16/2008 6:37:16 PM PDT by MamaB
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The car of US President George W. Bush is seen in Downing Street in London as he arrives to meet Britain's Prime Minister Gordon Brown, Monday, June 16, 2008

President George W. Bush, right, is greeted by Britain's Prime Minister Gordon Brown, as he arrives at 10 Downing Street in London Monday, June 16, 2008


5 posted on 06/16/2008 6:37:24 PM PDT by snugs ((An English Cheney Chick - Big Time))
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Prime Minister Gordon Brown, left, shakes hands with US President George W. Bush, center, as a British police officer stands guard at the doorstep of his official residence at !0 Downing Street in central London, prior to their meeting, Monday June 16, 2008

Prime Minister Gordon Brown, left, poses with US President George W. Bush, on the doorstep of his official residence at !0 Downing Street in central London, prior to their meeting, Monday June 16, 2008


President George W. Bush waves to members of the media on the doorstep of Britain's Prime Minister Gordon Brown's official residence at !0 Downing Street in central London, prior to their meeting, Monday June 16, 2008

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Prime Minister Gordon Brown (L) and U.S. President George W. Bush enter 10 Downing Street in central London June 16, 2008


Prime Minister Gordon Brown, right, walks up the stairs with US President George W. Bush, right, inside the residence at 10 Downing Street in central London, Monday, June 16, 2008

7 posted on 06/16/2008 6:39:00 PM PDT by snugs ((An English Cheney Chick - Big Time))
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That last one is a keeper.


8 posted on 06/16/2008 6:39:21 PM PDT by MamaB
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President George W. Bush (L) and Britain's Prime Minister Gordon Brown shake hands inside 10 Downing Street in London June 16, 2008


Prime Minister Gordon Brown, right, sits down with US President George W. Bush, left, inside the residence at 10 Downing Street in central London, Monday, June 16, 2008

9 posted on 06/16/2008 6:39:41 PM PDT by snugs ((An English Cheney Chick - Big Time))
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President George W. Bush, right, is seen in the shadow behind, with Britain's Prime Minister Gordon Brown, left, as the leaders leave 10 Downing Street in London, Monday, June 16, 2008.


President George W. Bush, and Britain's Prime Minister Gordon Brown, left, look down as they leave 10 Downing Street in London, Monday, June 16, 2008


President George W. Bush, right, and Britain's Prime Minister Gordon Brown, left, emerge into the sunlight as the leaders leave 10 Downing Street in London, Monday, June 16, 2008


Prime Minister Gordon Brown (L) and U.S. President George W. Bush leave 10 Downing Street in central London June 16, 2008.


Prime Minister Gordon Brown, left, and US President George W. Bush, front right, walk out of !0 Downing Street in central London, following their meeting and before Bush's departure, Monday June 16, 2008.


Prime Minister Gordon Brown, left, and US President George W. Bush, walk out of 10 Downing Street in central London, following their meeting and before Bush's departure, Monday June 16, 2008


President George W. Bush, centre right, walks across Downing Street in London with Britain's Prime Minister Gordon Brown, Monday, June 16, 2008

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The sign is hung on the door to the room where U.S. President George W. Bush and British Prime Minister Gordon Brown met before a news conference at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Building in London June 16, 2008


President George W. Bush, left, and British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, right, walk to their podiums for the start of their joint news conference at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London, Monday, June 16, 2008


President George W. Bush gestures during his joint news conference with British Prime Minister Gordon Brown at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Building, in London Monday, June 16, 2008

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President George W. Bush, left, and British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, right, during their joint news conference at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Building in London, Monday, June 16, 2008

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President George W. Bush, left, puts his hand on British Prime Minister Gordon Brown's arm during their joint news conference at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London, Monday, June 16, 2008


President George W Bush and British Prime Minister Gordon shake hands following their joint news conference at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Building Monday June 16, 2008.


President George W. Bush, left, and British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, right, walk out together following their joint news conference at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Building, Monday June 16, 2008.

13 posted on 06/16/2008 6:43:15 PM PDT by snugs ((An English Cheney Chick - Big Time))
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U.S. military helicopters in U.S. President George W. Bush's entourage fly over central London on their way from the U.S. Ambassador's residence to Heathrow Airport June 16, 2008. Bush and first lady Laura Bush departed London to meet with the Northern Ireland leadership in Belfast


President George W. Bush and first lady Laura Bush walk from Marine One to Air Force One at London's Heathrow Airport, June 16, 2008, on their way to Northern Ireland


President George W. Bush boards Air Force One departing London for Belfast, Monday, June 16, 2008.

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President George W. Bush and first lady Laura Bush wave from the steps of Air Force One as they depart from London's Heathrow Airport for Northern Ireland June 16, 2008.


President George W. Bush (L) and first lady Laura Bush arrive at RAF Aldergrove in Northern Ireland June 16, 2008.


Prime Minister Gordon Brown (R) and his wife Sarah (C) prepare to greet U.S. President George W. Bush upon his arrival at RAF Aldergrove in Northern Ireland, June 16, 2008.


President George W. Bush, right, is greeted by British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, center, and his wife Sarah Brown on Monday, June 16, 2008, at RAF Aldergrove as he arrives in Northern Ireland for a visit to nearby Belfast.

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President George W. Bush (R) walks into a photo opportunity with Northern Ireland's Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness (2nd R), British Prime Minister Gordon Brown (C), Northern Ireland's First Minister Peter Robinson, and Ireland's Prime Minister Brian Cowen before their meeting at Stormont Castle in Belfast, June 16, 2008.

President George W. Bush (C) sits with Northern Ireland's First Minister Peter Robinson (R) and Northern Ireland's Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness before their meeting at Stormont Castle in Belfast, June 16, 2008


From left, Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowen, First Minister of Northern Ireland Peter Robinson, Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland Martin McGuinness, U.S. President George W. Bush, and British Prime Minister Gordon Brown pose for a photograph at Stormont Castle in Belfast, Monday, June 16, 2008


President George W. Bush, 2nd right, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, right, Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowan, left, Northern Ireland's First Minister Peter Robinson, 2nd left, and Martin McGuinness Deputy First Minister, centre, at Stormont Castle, Belfast, Northern Ireland, Monday, June 16, 2008. U.S. President George W. Bush has greeted the Protestant and Catholic leaders of Northern Ireland's power-sharing government during a trip to salute a major peacemaking success.

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President George W. Bush, center, walks with First Minister of Northern Ireland Peter Robinson, left, and Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland Martin McGuinness, at Stormont Castle on Mondin Belfast, Monday, June 16, 2008


President George W. Bush, center, speaks to reporters as he is joined by First Minister of Northern Ireland Peter Robinson, left, and Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland Martin McGuinness at Stormont Castle in Belfast, Monday, June 16, 2008


President George W. Bush, center, First Minister of Northern Ireland Peter Robinson, left, and Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland Martin McGuinness, right, speak to reporters at Stormont Castle in Belfast, Monday, June 16, 2008

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President George W. Bush with his wife Laura visit Loughview integrated primary school, as he ends his visit to Belfast, Northern Ireland, Monday June 16, 2008


President George W. Bush with his wife Laura visit Loughview integrated primary school, as he ends his visit to Belfast, Northern Ireland, Monday June 16, 2008


President George W. Bush speaks with children taking part in a plant growing project named "The Mighty Bush" during his visit to the Lough View Integrated Primary School in Belfast, Northern Ireland, June 16, 2008


President George W. Bush shows off a plant named "The Mighty Bush" which he had bought with two pounds ($4) from students taking part in a botanical project at the Lough View Integrated Primary School in Belfast, Northern Ireland, June 16, 2008


President George W. Bush shows off a plant named "The Mighty Bush" which he had bought with two pounds ($4) from students taking part in a botanical project at the Lough View Integrated Primary School in Belfast, Northern Ireland, June 16, 2008


President George W. Bush and first lady Laura Bush are pictured with children taking part in a botanical project during his visit to the Lough View Integrated Primary School in Belfast, Northern Ireland, June 16, 2008.


President George W. Bush (2nd R) and First Lady Laura Bush (2nd L) pose with school children at Lough View Integrated Primary School in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Bush headed home on a high note Monday after a week-long farewell tour of Europe, concluding with a trip to Britain where he welcomed renewed support on Afghanistan and Iran

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President George W. Bush rolls a dice alongside first lady Laura Bush (L) as he plays a game with students at the Lough View Integrated Primary School in Belfast, Northern Ireland, June 16, 2008


President George W. Bush meets members of the PeacePlayers international Basketball Group at Loughview integrated primary school, as he ends his visit to Belfast, Northern Ireland, Monday June 16, 2008


President Bush attempts to spin a ball on one finger as he plays basketball with students at the Lough View Integrated Primary School in Belfast, Northern Ireland, June 16, 2008. The school has integrated Catholic and Protestant children into one learning environment.


President George W. Bush spins the ball around his waist during a game of basketball with students at the Lough View Integrated Primary School in Belfast, Northern Ireland, June 16, 2008

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President George W. Bush attempts a shot during a game of basketball with students at the Lough View Integrated Primary School in Belfast, Northern Ireland, June 16, 2008.


President George W. Bush reacts after missing a basket during a visit to Lough View Integrated Primary School in Belfast, Monday, June 16, 2008


President George W. Bush reacts as another attempt at sinking a basket fails during a game of basketball with students at the Lough View Integrated Primary School in Belfast, Northern Ireland, June 16, 2008


President George W. Bush shoots a basketball during his visit to Lough View Integrated Primary School on Monday, June 16, 2008 in Belfast


President George W. Bush watches as a girl makes a shot attempt during a game of basketball with students at the Lough View Integrated Primary School in Belfast, Northern Ireland, June 16, 2008

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President George W. Bush gives an assist to a girl as she attempts a shot during a game of basketball with students at the Lough View Integrated Primary School in Belfast, Northern Ireland, June 16, 2008.


President George W. Bush watches as children play basketball during his visit to Lough View Integrated Primary School on Monday, June 16, 2008 in Belfast.


In this 4-pic combo US president George W. Bush plays basketball with members of the PeacePlayers international Basketball Group at Loughview integrated primary school, as he ends his visit to Belfast, Northern Ireland, Monday June 16, 2008. PeacePlayers International-Northern Ireland (PPI-NI) uses the game of basketball to address sectarianism and foster mutual respect and tolerance by enabling Catholic and Protestant children ages 10-14 to play the game together. Basketball, unlike traditional sports in Northern Ireland, is not affiliated with either community

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President George W. Bush and first lady Laura Bush wave as they depart Belfast, Northern Ireland to end their European trip on Monday, June 16, 2008


President Bush waves from Air Force One as he walks down the stairs with first lady Laura Bush upon their arrival to Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland, Monday, June 16, 2008.


The Marine One helicopter carrying President Bush and first Lady Laura Bush prepares to land on the South Lawn of the White House as two other helicopters continue on their flight paths, Monday, June 16, 2008, in Washington.


President George W. Bush returns via helicopter from a visit in Europe to the White House in Washington, June 16, 2008


President Bush and first Lady Laura Bush step off Marine One after arrive on the South Lawn of the White House, Monday, June 16, 2008, in Washington.


President George W. Bush (L) and his wife Laura return via helicopter from a visit in Europe to the White House in Washington, June 16, 2008.

22 posted on 06/16/2008 6:52:42 PM PDT by snugs ((An English Cheney Chick - Big Time))
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Hi and thanks for the ping


23 posted on 06/16/2008 6:55:40 PM PDT by Kaslin (The Nation will live to regret what the Court has done today. I dissent. Justice Scalia)
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To: MamaB

Good evening and congratulations.


24 posted on 06/16/2008 6:57:18 PM PDT by Kaslin (The Nation will live to regret what the Court has done today. I dissent. Justice Scalia)
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SNUGS

I absolutely love Dubya’s basketball pix. I’ll bet the kids will talk about that for many years to come.


25 posted on 06/16/2008 6:58:08 PM PDT by kitkat (Over the Hill(ary))
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White House photos - thanks for the help Kaslin


President George W. Bush arrives at 10 Downing Street Monday, June 16, 2008, in London, to meet with Prime Minister Gordon Brown of the United Kingdom. White House photo by Chris Greenberg


President George W. Bush and British Prime Minister Gordon Brown attend a joint news conference Monday, June 16, 2008 in London. White House photo by Eric Draper


President George W. Bush and British Prime Minister Gordon Brown shake hands at their joint news conference Monday, June 16, 2008 in London. White House photo by Eric Draper


Mrs. Laura Bush visits the Charles Dickens House and Museum in London on Monday, June 16, 2008. The Dickens Drawing Room, Library and Study were included on the tour. White House photo by Shealah Craighead


Mrs. Laura Bush tours the British Museum gallery of oriental antiquities in London, Monday, June 16, 2008 where she was shown the Afghani and Burmese Collections. White House photo by Shealah Craighead


Mrs. Laura Bush is shown a statue during her tour of the Afghani and Burmese Collections at the British Museum in London on Monday, June 16, 2008. White House photo by Shealah Craighead


Mrs. Laura Bush is shown artifacts from the Afghani and Burmese Collections at the British Museum in London on Monday, June 16, 2008. White House photo by Shealah Craighead

26 posted on 06/16/2008 7:00:27 PM PDT by snugs ((An English Cheney Chick - Big Time))
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Awesome. Thanks snugs.


27 posted on 06/16/2008 7:01:08 PM PDT by Laverne
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***children ages 10-14***

Those numbers look familiar to me...

*dreads 23rd birthday*


28 posted on 06/16/2008 7:01:30 PM PDT by wastedyears (Like a bat outta Hell.)
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President George W. Bush and British Prime Minister Gordon Brown shake hands at a meeting Monday, June 16, 2008, at No. 10 Downing Street in London. White House photo by Eric Draper


President George W. Bush speaks with a young student Monday. June 16, 2008, during his visit to the Lough Integrated Primary School in Belfast, Ireland. White House photo by Chris Greenberg


President George W. Bush participates in a basketball game Monday. June 16, 2008, during a visit to the Lough Integrated Primary School in Belfast, Ireland. White House photo by Shealah Craighead


President George W. Bush participates in a basketball game huddle with members of the Peace Players basketball team and their coach Monday. June 16, 2008, during a visit to the Lough Integrated Primary School in Belfast, Ireland. White House photo by Chris Greenberg


President George W. Bush speaks to members of the Peace Players basketball team Monday. June 16, 2008, during a visit to the Lough Integrated Primary School in Belfast, Ireland. White House photo by Shealah Craighead

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Mrs. Laura Bush watches a basketball demonstration at the Lough View Integrated Primary School’s Gym in Belfast, Northern Ireland, June 16, 2008, during her visit to the school with President Bush. White House photo by Shealah Craighead


Mrs. Laura Bush participates in a Northern Ireland Youthbank training activity in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Monday, June 16, 2008. The Youthbank students review a grant application and then vote on accepting or declining the application for funding. White House photo by Shealah Craighead


Mrs. Laura Bush meets Monday, June 16, 2008, with key members of the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland’s Youthbank Program in Belfast. White House photo by Shealah Craighead

30 posted on 06/16/2008 7:06:53 PM PDT by snugs ((An English Cheney Chick - Big Time))
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All clear - please feel free to post or repost any photos or graphics in the spirit of this thread
31 posted on 06/16/2008 7:08:03 PM PDT by snugs ((An English Cheney Chick - Big Time))
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I don’t know about the rest of you, but I am SO glad that
the First Family is back home! I worry...and I know lots of
others do, too.

Great Photos of the Day...especially the close up of GW!


32 posted on 06/16/2008 7:08:04 PM PDT by LUV W (((((hugs)))) heal!)
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GREAT job, snugs. What wonderful photos!

Do you have any thoughts about President Bush’s visit? I love to hear what you are thinking based on your being on that side of the pond!


33 posted on 06/16/2008 7:08:39 PM PDT by dmd25 (Praying for the Snow family!)
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To: MamaB
Do you mean this one?


34 posted on 06/16/2008 7:09:27 PM PDT by snugs ((An English Cheney Chick - Big Time))
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To: Kaslin

My pleasure and thank you for your help with the White House photos that was great.


35 posted on 06/16/2008 7:11:19 PM PDT by snugs ((An English Cheney Chick - Big Time))
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To: kitkat

I am sure they will there is nothing more a child likes than an adult and an important adult to foul up a bit as the President did especially if they take in good part and make a joke about it.


36 posted on 06/16/2008 7:12:49 PM PDT by snugs ((An English Cheney Chick - Big Time))
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To: wastedyears

Primary school in Britain are 5 - 10/11, 10 - 14 would be middle school if a separate school or senior/comprehensive/grammar school if the age range was 10/11- 18


37 posted on 06/16/2008 7:17:46 PM PDT by snugs ((An English Cheney Chick - Big Time))
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The last 2 days I suppose for me is different than when he is normally on his travels because he was in Britain though as always where ever the President travels there are always dangers.

Though maybe I biased but I feel compared with some countries even if we have some loons here the overall security would be good and our security people would work seamlessly with the American security services.

I was watching the BBC cable news station yesterday and they had someone on there who was explaining the coordination that would have gone on and how the American Secret Service would have been over here several times in the weeks building up to the visit. Also explaining how Windsor Castle was swept by the Secret Service regardless of the fact that security would already have been high due to the Queen being in residence.

38 posted on 06/16/2008 7:29:09 PM PDT by snugs ((An English Cheney Chick - Big Time))
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Well I was alluding to the fact that 10/14/85 was my birthday, but thanks for the information.

:)


39 posted on 06/16/2008 7:31:42 PM PDT by wastedyears (Like a bat outta Hell.)
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To: snugs

You’re welcome, my pleasure. Did you get my Freep mail?


40 posted on 06/16/2008 7:32:01 PM PDT by Kaslin (The Nation will live to regret what the Court has done today. I dissent. Justice Scalia)
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To: dmd25
Well just a few things. A lot of people were not even aware he was here as the visit has been very low keyed in our media up until he actually arrived.

I am not sure if that was because it was not considered that important (initially) or if it was for security reasons I suspect he latter.

At first a lot of the media were saying there was not much to come out of this visit it was just a farewell tour as most people in their mind have not moved on to the next President. Though to be fair BBC cable news channel did say that people would be wrong to treat the visit completely as this as some things are important between the 2 countries and regardless of what stage of Presidency and there are also certain issues that will be as important to the new President and it is important what is discussed now and agreed as it will have impact on the next Presidency.

Today I think proved this with the announcement of the Afghan troops we are bring 400 hundred home but sending out 600 specialists so obviously we are changing emphasis in some areas but the overall mission we are still very much committed to. This will mean we will have over 8000 troops in Afghanistan.

Also the relationship between Brown and GWB was obviously warmer and more relaxed.

41 posted on 06/16/2008 7:38:35 PM PDT by snugs ((An English Cheney Chick - Big Time))
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To: snugs

Yes, I am so thankful that Britain has wonderful security
and I did feel easier with him there.

What did people on the street say of his visit? We never hear
anything but “official” news. :D


42 posted on 06/16/2008 7:40:59 PM PDT by LUV W (((((hugs)))) heal!)
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To: snugs

Thank you so much snugs. You are definately a winner when it comes to showing pictures of our wonderful President.


43 posted on 06/16/2008 7:42:02 PM PDT by tillacum
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To: Kaslin
Just seen the last one - thanks.


Mrs. Laura Bush speaks with students in the Lough View Integrated Primary School’s Gym in Belfast, Northern Ireland, June 16, 2008. White House photo by Shealah Craighead

44 posted on 06/16/2008 7:44:22 PM PDT by snugs ((An English Cheney Chick - Big Time))
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To: LUV W

To be honest I have not heard anyone actually mention the visit but then the people I mix with day to day are not that political and normally only mention politics to complain about the government and some new policy or tax.

As I to dmd25 I think a lot of people were not even aware he was here.


45 posted on 06/16/2008 7:46:36 PM PDT by snugs ((An English Cheney Chick - Big Time))
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To: snugs

Snugs, this is one of your most awesome threads ever. Thank you1


46 posted on 06/16/2008 7:51:10 PM PDT by Albion Wilde (Alaska has the oil. The Senate has the dipsticks.)
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To: snugs

You’re welcome


47 posted on 06/16/2008 7:51:22 PM PDT by Kaslin (The Nation will live to regret what the Court has done today. I dissent. Justice Scalia)
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To: snugs; silent_jonny; All

Thanks snugs for all your time and effort in putting up the Dosetoday. Great pictures that we would not normally see.

Thanks to all the other posters too, who posted the last several days. I enjoyed seeing all the pictures.

Silent jonny, your sketches were absolutely beautiful. I’m glad you rec’d a personal note from our wonderful President.


48 posted on 06/16/2008 7:54:59 PM PDT by baseballmom
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To: snugs

Well, guess that’s true of most people here. They probably
didn’t even know he had left the country.


49 posted on 06/16/2008 8:07:32 PM PDT by LUV W (((((hugs)))) heal!)
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To: snugs
Thanks for the Dose, snugs (how is your Dad doing?--I've missed so much, if you've told everyone, I'm sorry).

I also find it interesting how No. 10 Downing Street looks a lot like the inside of the Oval office, to me.

50 posted on 06/16/2008 8:07:34 PM PDT by NordP ((Rev Wright ) - Hey, Obama... Looks like YOUR "turrr-key" has come hoooome to ROOOOST!)
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