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  • Bush filmed in underwear... (short term momory)Sadam most likely the same jerks!

    05/21/2005 7:55:00 AM PDT · by restornu · 5 replies · 457+ views
    Bush filmed in underwear BBC Ireland correspondent at Dromoland Castle When the US president arranged a visit to Ireland in an election year he wanted to make sure the folks back home could see him - but not dressed in a vest. And that is why there was a wave of international censorship after George W Bush appeared at the window of an Irish castle wearing a white undergarment, rather than his traditional shirt and tie. It may have been bedtime, but the president was wide awake to the potential public relations dangers. After spotting the camera, he quickly...
  • Cronkite speaks from the grave: Bush London speech "masterful but worrisome."

    11/30/2003 9:53:40 AM PST · by Texas Eagle · 21 replies · 133+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | 11-29-03 | WorldNetDaily.com
    MEDIA MATTERS Cronkite: Speech by Bush 'masterful but worrisome' Former CBS newsman questions president's conviction, cites failure to 'follow through' -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: November 29, 2003 4:30 p.m. Eastern © 2003 WorldNetDaily.com Walter Cronkite, the former CBS news anchor who writes a weekly opinion piece for King Features Syndicate uses a recent column to describe the foreign-policy speech President Bush gave recently in London as ''eloquent, idealistic and worrisome.'' Walter Cronkite Cronkite says Bush's address was masterfully crafted to defend his foreign policy against widespread European hostility, although parts of it sounded a bit ''off-key'', leading Cronkite to question the president's...
  • Friedman: The Chant Not Heard

    11/29/2003 2:21:02 PM PST · by Pokey78 · 43 replies · 1,406+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 11/30/03 | THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN
    I stood on the sidewalk in London the other day and watched thousands of antiwar, anti-George Bush, anti-Tony Blair protesters pass by. They chanted every antiwar slogan you could imagine and many you couldn't print. It was entertaining — but also depressing, because it was so disconnected from the day's other news. Just a few hours earlier, terrorists in Istanbul had blown up a British-owned bank and the British consulate, killing or wounding scores of British and Turkish civilians. Yet nowhere could I find a single sign in London reading, "Osama, How Many Innocents Did You Kill Today?" or "Baathists...
  • How George transformed Tony's world (Blumenthal barf)

    11/26/2003 10:03:47 PM PST · by Pokey78 · 4 replies · 118+ views
    The Guardian (U.K.) ^ | 11/28/03 | Sidney Blumenthal
    There's a lot of taking and little giving in this special relationshipNovember 22 marked the 40th anniversary of John F Kennedy's assassination. "For of those to whom much is given, much is required," he famously remarked in 1961. It was his idea not only of the citizen's relationship to the nation but of the US's obligation to the world. However, George Bush has changed the maxim, at least in regard to Britain: "For to those of whom much is required, nothing is given." In his speech of November 18 at the Banqueting Hall (avoiding an appearance before parliament, where backbenchers...
  • Two's company: But three's a crowd in London

    11/26/2003 12:54:55 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 1 replies · 98+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, November 26, 2003 | By Helle Dale
    <p>British Prime Minister Tony Blair seems determined to attempt the difficult feat of dancing at two weddings at the same time.</p> <p>No sooner had President Bush left British soil after last week's state visit to London than French President Jacques Chirac showed up on the doorstep of Number 10 Downing Street. Mr. Chirac brought with him a gaggle of French cabinet ministers for what the Guardian newspaper called "a post-Iraq kiss-and-make-up session with Tony Blair and colleagues." Yikes.</p>
  • President Bush Versus The Leftists

    11/24/2003 7:19:53 AM PST · by tornado100 · 5 replies · 151+ views
    GOPUSA.com ^ | November 24, 2003 | Carol Devine-Molin
    Despite all the doom and gloom forecast by liberal media naysayers, President Bush's trip to London was, in fact, a moderate success. Bush flew into the storm of anti-American dissent, and demonstrated to the world that he is indeed a true statesman, an astute man of character and vision. This certainly belies the vapid smears of the propagandistic BBC and its chief ally, the hardcore socialist movement, which have caricatured Bush as some kind of dopey, gung-ho Texan cowboy. Flagrantly biased journalists such as Katie Kay of the BBC are a disgrace to their profession, and are indifferent to alienating...
  • Queen's fury as Bush goons wreck garden

    11/24/2003 1:55:22 PM PST · by plain talk · 59 replies · 307+ views
    Sunday Mirror ^ | Nov 23, 2003 | Terry O'Hanlon
    THE Queen is furious with President George W. Bush after his state visit caused thousands of pounds of damage to her gardens at Buckingham Palace. Royal officials are now in touch with the Queen's insurers and Prime Minister Tony Blair to find out who will pick up the massive repair bill. Palace staff said they had never seen the Queen so angry as when she saw how her perfectly-mantained lawns had been churned up after being turned into helipads with three giant H landing markings for the Bush visit. The rotors of the President's Marine Force One helicopter and two...
  • UK Mirror: Bush "goons" wreck Buckingham Palace lawn

    11/23/2003 9:04:05 PM PST · by jmcclain19 · 70 replies · 1,600+ views
    GROUND FARCE 1 Nov 23 2003 Queen's fury as Bush goons wreck garden Exclusive By Terry O'Hanlon THE Queen is furious with President George W. Bush after his state visit caused thousands of pounds of damage to her gardens at Buckingham Palace. Royal officials are now in touch with the Queen's insurers and Prime Minister Tony Blair to find out who will pick up the massive repair bill. Palace staff said they had never seen the Queen so angry as when she saw how her perfectly-mantained lawns had been churned up after being turned into helipads with three giant H...
  • Amir Taheri: The Bush haters

    11/23/2003 4:54:12 PM PST · by FairOpinion · 17 replies · 259+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | Nov. 23, 2003 | Amir Taheri
    It may be too early to know how George W Bush’s state visit to London, the first ever by a US President, will playback in Peoria. But it seems that part of the America media, focusing on sporadic anti-American demonstrations in London, has decided to present it as a symbol of “global anger against the United States.” What has happened in London in the past few days, however, is more complex. To be sure, London has witnessed a series of demonstrations in the past week or so. None, however, attracted more than a few hundred people, although the “final bouquet”,...
  • Machine-guns found on airliner (WorldNetDaily)

    11/23/2003 10:16:42 AM PST · by PeteFromMontana · 25 replies · 359+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | 11/23/2003 | Joseph Farah
    New York-bound Czech flight forced to land in Iceland Posted: November 23, 2003 1:00 a.m. Eastern Editor's note: Joseph Farah's G2 Bulletin is an online, subscription intelligence news service from the creator of WorldNetDaily.com – a journalist who has been developing sources around the world for the last 25 years. © 2003 WorldNetDaily.com When a New York-bound Czech Airlines flight was diverted to land in Iceland after a bomb threat was e-mailed to the U.S. Embassy in Prague, no bomb was found – but, according to Joseph Farah's G2 Bulletin, two tons of machine-guns were discovered in the baggage hold....
  • Moving Targets-Terror Wave: New Bombings, and Worries About A‘Spectacular.’

    11/23/2003 5:56:04 AM PST · by John W · 9 replies · 160+ views
    Newsweek via MSNBC ^ | November 23,2003 | Evan Thomas and Mark Hosenball
    Dec. 1 issue — The timing was, at the very least, interesting. At Buckingham Palace on Wednesday night, the president of the United States and the Queen of England traded toasts to their common birthright. George W. Bush did his aw-shucks bit about the pomp and pageantry, telling reporters that he had to rent his white tie and tails (the queen sipped Puligny-Montrachet ’96; the teetotaling president drank Coke). But there was no mistaking their common purpose, to stand fast in the defense of liberty against the tyranny of Islamic fanaticism. The next morning, the fanatics apparently sent back a...
  • Revealed: what the tearful President told the grieving relatives of Britain's war dead

    11/22/2003 8:57:29 PM PST · by Pikamax · 128 replies · 480+ views
    Independent ^ | 11/23/03 | Severin Carrell
    Revealed: what the tearful President told the grieving relatives of Britain's war dead By Severin Carrell 23 November 2003 It was an unscripted moment in a morning of minutely choreographed state ceremony. It was the moment the three-year-old son of a British soldier killed in Iraq looked President George Bush in the face and said: "My daddy is up in heaven." Mr Bush's face crumpled, and he stuttered the reply: "Oh, I'm so sorry." Beck Seymour had, in one short sentence, disarmed the world's most powerful leader and caught the emotions of a room full of war widows and grieving...
  • Bush visit to Britain silences some critics

    11/23/2003 1:09:19 AM PST · by kattracks · 21 replies · 651+ views
    Washington Times | 11/23/03 | James G. Lakely
    Some of President Bush's most strident critics acknowledge that his trip last week to Britain was not the failure they expected, while his allies see it as a historic moment in international diplomacy.     The keystone was Mr. Bush's speech Wednesday, peppered with self-deprecating humor and reaffirming the "special relationship" between the United States and Great Britain.     "The British people are the sort of partners you want when serious work needs doing," Mr. Bush said, thanking Prime Minister Tony Blair for being his staunch ally in "a forward strategy of freedom in the Middle East."     Mr. Bush also vowed that the...
  • Bush's British support

    11/23/2003 2:13:56 AM PST · by kattracks · 8 replies · 175+ views
    <p>A couple of major stories pushed President Bush's trip to London off the front pages. Until the al Qaeda attacks on British targets in Turkey and the arrest of pop singer Michael Jackson in California, the international media had been focused on English rabble-rousers protesting Mr. Bush's presence in the United Kingdom. Truth be told — there wasn't much of a spectacle in London anyway.</p>
  • For White House, 2 Bills Offer Route to Political High Ground

    11/23/2003 4:22:40 AM PST · by RJCogburn · 2 replies · 143+ views
    NYTimes ^ | 11/23/03 | ELISABETH BUMILLER
    As President Bush flew over the North Atlantic on Friday, heading home from three days as the houseguest of Queen Elizabeth, he switched his attention from the glamour of royal Britain to the grit of American politics. From Air Force One, with his politically critical Medicare bill in precarious straits on Capitol Hill, Mr. Bush placed calls to pressure wavering House Republicans. Karl Rove, Mr. Bush's chief political aide, had already made calls from Buckingham Palace, House Republicans said. So when the presidential helicopter landed at 6:20 p.m. on the White House South Lawn, it was no surprise that Mr....
  • The Way We Were

    11/23/2003 5:05:03 AM PST · by Tom D. · 10 replies · 133+ views
    New York Times ^ | November 23, 2003 | THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN
    The Way We Were By THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN Published: November 23, 2003 LONDON We've all had our ups and downs since 9/11, but last week's events in London tested even my congenital optimism. I was a participant in the 50th anniversary celebration of the Marshall scholarships. The Marshalls were created by the British government to honor Secretary of State George Marshall and to express Britain's gratitude for the Marshall Plan. Over the last 50 years, some 1,400 Americans have attended Oxford, Cambridge and other British universities on Marshall scholarships, paid for by British taxpayers. Twenty-eight years ago, I was one...
  • Bush Visit: They slaughter protesters, too

    11/22/2003 6:28:39 PM PST · by Pikamax · 48 replies · 441+ views
    Guardian ^ | 11/23/03 | Andrew Rawnsley,
    They slaughter protesters, too The atrocities in Istanbul hold lessons for both George W. Bush and those who demonstrated against his visit to Britain Andrew Rawnsley, political journalist of the year Sunday November 23, 2003 The Observer Just because George W. Bush says something is so doesn't make it axiomatically wrong. The man is right: 'Freedom is a beautiful thing.' Like many things of beauty, freedom can also be very fragile. That most basic of freedoms - the freedom to go about your innocent business without being blown up - was cruelly denied to the Britons and Turks killed and...
  • I know Bush. He's your best chance for peace

    11/22/2003 4:16:38 PM PST · by Pokey78 · 42 replies · 170+ views
    The Sunday Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | 11/23/03 | David Frum
    For a visiting North American, there was something terribly sad about London last week. Everything had been prepared for a glorious celebration of Anglo-American friendship. The flags had been massed, the backdrop was beautiful - but the stage was empty. I felt that I had wandered into Miss Havisham's bedroom: everything had been readied for an event that never quite took place. The protests themselves were not so impressive: they felt much less energetic and purposeful than the last anti-war protest I attended in London, the October 2002 march on Hyde Park. What was most disturbing was not the vehement...
  • He can talk. What a surprise

    11/22/2003 4:19:52 PM PST · by Pokey78 · 91 replies · 451+ views
    The Sunday Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | 11/23/03 | Stephen Pollard
    Would you believe it? Not only can that Texan halfwit speak in proper sentences, he is even capable of reading a good speech and not fluffing his lines. It only goes to show what you can do with a speechwriter and some coaching. The response to President George W Bush's speech on Wednesday has been almost universally (and so typically Britishly) condescending. Few have criticised its content; since it ranks as one of the finest delivered by a visiting leader; that would be a sneer too far. Instead, reaction has been surprise, either feigned or genuine, that he managed to...
  • Real Bush 'At Odds with Media Caricature' says UK Liberal Democrat

    11/22/2003 11:39:23 AM PST · by Pikamax · 24 replies · 202+ views
    Scotsman ^ | 11/21/03 | Chris Moncrieff
    Fri 21 Nov 2003 2:10pm (UK) Real Bush 'At Odds with Media Caricature' By Chris Moncrieff, PA News US President George Bush is “totally at odds” with his media image, Liberal Democrat foreign affairs spokesman Menzies Campbell said today. Mr Campbell, an opponent of the war with Iraq, spoke out on the ePolitix website about his discussions with the President during the state visit. He said that they discussed directly issues such as Iraq, the Middle East, Guantanamo Bay, Kyoto and trade sanctions. “He is personally extremely engaging. He has a well-developed sense of humour, is self-deprecating and when he...
  • Democracy's ironies

    11/19/2003 11:55:56 PM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 10 replies · 105+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Thursday, November 20, 2003 | William Murchison
    <p>In the world-saving business, it's always something. The British public is alienated over the war in Iraq. Protesters clog London on the occasion of President Bush's visit there, asserting their sovereign right to say anything absurd that comes to mind. Saddam tapes another message, excoriating the United States. Two U.S. helicopters collide in midair over Mosul, and 17 more American troops die.</p>
  • Bush's $2m mushy peas [EuroBarf ALERT]

    11/22/2003 8:20:42 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies · 192+ views
    The Sydney Morning Herald ^ | 11-22-03 | By Paul Stokes and Sally Pook, Whiners
    It was billed as a quiet pub lunch in the English countryside: a chance for President George Bush to mix with ordinary folk, sample traditional fish and chips and enjoy a kitchen-table chat at the constituency home of his friend and ally, Tony Blair. The political fiction was always going to be hard to maintain, but even by the standards of the President of the United States of America - and a Texan at that - Friday's visit to Sedgefield was quite a performance. Two jumbo jets, two liveried presidential helicopters, four more US Navy helicopters, a motorcade of limousines,...
  • Bush Slams Pub Culture

    11/22/2003 8:15:07 AM PST · by Jakarta ex-pat · 7 replies · 140+ views
    The spoof.com ^ | 22/11/03
    President Bush drove yet another wedge between himself and the British population by drinkning non-alcholic lager in a northeastern pub. During his visit to Tony Blair's constituency of Sedgefield, the Blairs took him for a slap up feed at their local boozer. The president enjoyed leek and potato soup, followed by fish and chips, but the president fell foul of his guests by drinking a glass of Kaliber. Landlord of the Dun Cow, Bob Pullpint was appalled. "Is he trying to cast aspertions on the quality of my beer? If you are driving, have a soft drink, but don't expect...
  • 'Special' U.S.-U.K ties questioned, Bush leaves England unpopular with many [EuroBarf Alert]

    11/22/2003 8:10:46 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 46 replies · 306+ views
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | 11-22-03 | By George E. Condon Jr., Whiner
    ANALYSIS DARLINGTON, England – With a pub visit and a relaxed spot of tea, President Bush concluded his trip to England yesterday, far from the regal splendor of Buckingham Palace and the massive street protests that greeted him in London. But even as he returned to Washington, questions lingered about the state of the much-vaunted "special relationship" between the United States and Britain. As was evident from his visit here to Tony Blair's home, Bush's personal ties with the prime minister are superb. But he left England as the most unpopular U.S. president with the English people since the Vietnam...
  • Bush enjoys mushy pea lunch

    11/22/2003 12:38:57 AM PST · by Aracelis · 20 replies · 209+ views
    BBC News ^ | Friday, 21 November, 2003 | BBC
    George and Laura Bush swapped Buckingham Palace banquets for a slap-up fish dinner at Tony and Cherie Blair's local pub. After feasting on the finest cuisine for the first two days of his state visit, the teetotal US president chose the fish, chips and mushy peas at the Dun Cow Inn in Sedgefield town centre. The president had been "very friendly" and spoken to all the locals, landlady Mishy Rayner said. "It is something he does not usually do - come into a pub, have a drink, relax and talk to people who are there," she told BBC News. "He...
  • Britain's friend in need

    11/22/2003 9:28:30 AM PST · by a_Turk · 23 replies · 171+ views
    UK Telegraph ^ | 11/22/2003 | N/A
    Sometimes events hundreds of miles apart coincide to illuminate a bigger central truth. President George W. Bush was in London on the day when Islamic fanatics struck British targets in Istanbul. Their bombs were detonated as tens of thousands of people were gathering to march through London to flaunt their contempt for the American President and their opposition to the coalition's mission in Iraq. Most of the marchers were decent people - even if we happen to think they are misguided - and it is good to see crowds assemble peacefully to enjoy the freedoms that we take for granted,...
  • Good day for Bush

    11/22/2003 8:04:23 AM PST · by Jakarta ex-pat · 4 replies · 114+ views
    hindustantimes.com ^ | 22/11/03 | Vijay Dutt
    On his way to home via Tony Blair's constituency in Co Durham, President George Bush got his first genuine compliment of his four-day state visit. A 12-year-old pupil of the local school declared after shaking hands with him, "He isn't the No 1 terrorist (as named by protesters in London). He is the No 1 good man. It was unbelievable to see him." The pupil Stuart Perceval was seemingly unaffected by 300-odd protesters cordoned off near the 13th century parish church who were carrying banners reading, "Bin Blair" and "Blessed are the peace-makers." There was also a demonstration in Bush's...
  • INSIDE BUCKINGHAM: ROYAL TREATMENT WOWS FIRST LADY

    11/22/2003 1:11:36 AM PST · by kattracks · 43 replies · 284+ views
    New York Post ^ | 11/22/03 | DEBORAH ORIN
    <p>LONDON - President Bush's state visit to Britain was a chance to peek behind the scenes at Buckingham Palace, where even First Lady Laura Bush 'fessed up to feeling "intimidated."</p> <p>Reporters were invited in to view the gilded table set for the queen's state dinner after walking through a marble hall full of priceless paintings - one of George III who ruled during the American Revolution.</p>
  • Looking the other way in Saudi Arabia

    11/22/2003 6:25:53 AM PST · by knighthawk · 6 replies · 254+ views
    National Post ^ | November 22 2003
    The best line from the speech George W. Bush delivered in London on Wednesday was just nine words long. Referring to the throngs of British protesters railing against the U.S. President and the war he'd started in Iraq, Mr. Bush noted that Britain's "tradition of free speech, exercised with enthusiasm, is alive and well here in London." After the laughter subsided, he added: "They now have that right in Baghdad as well." It was the perfect segue: at once deflating the political tension surrounding his controversial trip, granting a polite nod to the protesters, and presenting listeners with the irrefutable...
  • **Photo Essay** U.S President George W. Bush and first lady Laura Bush visit England

    11/22/2003 7:05:34 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 64 replies · 2,353+ views
    Fri Nov 21, 1:54 PM ET U.S President George W. Bush (news - web sites) and first lady Laura Bush wave farewell as they board Air Force One to head home from Teeside Airport in northern England November 21, 2003. A visit to Sedgefield, the home constituency of British Prime Minister Blair, had concluded the US President's three day state visit to the UK. REUTERS/Darren Staples
  • David Frum: Protests are all about Britain, not Bush

    11/22/2003 6:45:37 AM PST · by knighthawk · 6 replies · 142+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | November 22 2003 | David Frum/The Daily Telegraph
    LONDON -- So what did President Bush make of it all? A presidential visit is a whirl of scattered impressions seen from the back of a limousine -- and intense hours of conversation in formal rooms: a snatch of bunting on the Mall and planning sessions with Prime Minister Tony Blair; an edited collation of evening news programs and detailed briefings on the state of British public opinion. From all that, he would take home hard facts and general impressions. He would have observed the continuing strength and intimacy of the Anglo-American alliance. He would have read the polls showing...
  • Bush Conquers England "Liberation is still a moral goal."

    11/21/2003 5:05:42 AM PST · by FlyLow · 20 replies · 237+ views
    WSJ ^ | Friday, November 21, 2003 12:01 a.m. EST | WSJ Staff
    <p>We suspect that President Bush's London visit this week will go down as one of the most memorable of his tenure, and not because of the protests everyone had predicted. Rather, it will be remembered for the speech he delivered Wednesday in which he eloquently laid down the principles behind the war on terror, and especially the Iraq portion of that war. In its timing and character, Mr. Bush's speech at Whitehall echoed Ronald Reagan's exposition of America's Cold War principles during his famous speech to Parliament in 1982. That speech too was delivered at a moment of enormous Western debate and protest. Soviet Communism, Mr. Reagan nonetheless correctly foretold at Westminster, will be consigned to "the ash heap of history." Middle East dictatorships, Mr. Bush said this week, have the opportunity to join the "democratic revolution that has reached much of the world."</p>
  • THE GREAT DIVIDE

    11/21/2003 5:29:52 AM PST · by OESY · 6 replies · 166+ views
    WALL STREET JOURNAL ^ | November 21, 2003 | AMIR TAHERI
    <p>LONDON -- It may be too early to know how President Bush's state visit to London, the first ever by a U.S. president, will play back in Peoria. But it seems that part of the American media, focusing on sporadic anti-American demonstrations in London, has decided to present it as a symbol of "global anger against the United States."</p>
  • Mrs.Bush in London

    11/21/2003 6:48:49 AM PST · by michwm · 71 replies · 258+ views
    On FOXNEWS | 1121-03 | Me
    While watching President and Mrs. Bush shaking hands with the Queen outside the Palace and then waving to the cameras, I was struck with the vision of Jackie Kennedy-ish style of Mrs. Bush. Very self confident and yet still one that knows just how to conduct herself in the presence of world leaders. She makes the former occupier of that post look like a pole-dancer. 4 MORE YEARS
  • MY LEFT BUTT

    11/21/2003 8:41:18 AM PST · by presidio9 · 25 replies · 208+ views
    NY Post ^ | November 21, 2003 | Dick Johnson
    <p>AT least one distinguished Englishman takes a dim view of the Brits who are protesting President Bush's visit to London. "The British left intermittently erupts like a pustule upon the buttock of a rather good country," best-selling novelist Frederick Forsyth writes in an open letter to Bush in The Guardian. "Seventy years ago it opposed mobilization against Adolf Hitler and worshipped the other genocide, Josef Stalin. It has marched for Mao, Ho Chi Minh, Khrushchev, Brezhnev and Andropov. It has slobbered over Ceausescu and Mugabe. It has demonstrated against everything and everyone American for a century. Broadly speaking, it hates your country first, mine second."</p>
  • Experts say Bush visit did little to bolster US-British ties [EURO TRASH BARF ALERT]

    11/21/2003 8:30:13 AM PST · by ejdrapes · 3 replies · 112+ views
    AFP ^ | November 21, 2003 | AFP
    Experts say Bush visit did little to bolster US-British ties LONDON (AFP) - Political analysts were hard-pressed to see what British Prime Minister Tony Blair had obtained from US President George W. Bush's state visit this week, apart from heart-felt words of solidarity after the double suicide bomb attacks on British targets in Istanbul. "I can't see what Blair has got," Lord William Wallace, a professor of international relations at the London School of Economics, told AFP. He pointed at Bush's failure to budge on such tough issues as the fate of nine Britons held with some 640 other prisoners...
  • Bush Leaves Tension of London for Tea and a Pub in Sedgefield: "They're doing a bloody good job."

    11/21/2003 8:25:02 AM PST · by Cinnamon Girl · 21 replies · 196+ views
    ap ^ | Published: Nov 21, 2003 | By Scott Lindlaw Associated Press Writer
    SEDGEFIELD, England (AP) - President Bush called Turkey a major front in the war on terror Friday and offered U.S. assistance to hunt down the perpetrators of suicide bombing attacks that have killed at least 50 people within a week. Bush called Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan from Air Force One while en route from London to Sedgefield, British Prime Minster Tony Blair's home base. "I told him our prayers are with the Turkish people and we will work with him to defeat terrorism, and that terrorists have decided to use Turkey as a front," Bush said. The president...
  • Caption Bush at Dun Cow Inn

    11/21/2003 8:20:29 AM PST · by ejdrapes · 15 replies · 130+ views
    Daily Mail | November 21, 2003
  • Complaining about Cost and supplies for Bush's trip to the UK

    11/21/2003 11:16:52 AM PST · by Phantom Lord · 13 replies · 258+ views
    I have seen much wrangling and complaining from lefties about what it cost for Bush to go to the UK and the massive amount of supplies and staff that went with him. They made no noise at all when Clinton went to China and spent tens of millions of dollars and brought hundreds, if not over 1,000 people with him. My question to Freepers, could someone post the articles or list of supplies and people that went to China with Clinton? I can not find the info anywhere on the web at this time. Thanks!
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos) - 11.21.03

    11/21/2003 5:03:49 PM PST · by MJY1288 · 220 replies · 453+ views
    White House, Yahoo | 11/21/03
    President Bush and the First Lady are back home from London after a State Visit and a warm welcome from Prime Minister Blair and the Queen. There are lots of pictures tonight, so get that left clicking finger ready :-)Enjoy your visit to the "Dose"
  • Stay strong

    11/21/2003 5:58:27 PM PST · by Pokey78 · 8 replies · 85+ views
    The Sun (U.K.) ^ | 11/22/03 | Leader
    HE’S a Texan through and through, from his 10-gallon hat to his Cuban-heeled cowboy boots. But there was George Dubya Bush, the most powerful man on Earth, eating fish, chips and mushy peas in a North of England pit village.It is an image that will live long in the memory of the people of Sedgefield and Trimdon Colliery.They are used to seeing VIPs: Tony Blair is their local MP.But the President’s visit was extra special and shows what a big success his trip to Britain has been.It is a great tribute to our police, security and intelligence services that his...
  • The jeers will not make him think again

    11/21/2003 6:15:51 PM PST · by Pokey78 · 19 replies · 406+ views
    The Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | 11/22/03 | David Frum
    So what did President Bush make of it all? A presidential visit is a whirl of scattered impressions seen from the back of a limousine - and intense hours of conversation in formal rooms: a snatch of bunting on The Mall and planning sessions with Prime Minister Blair; an edited collation of evening news programmes and detailed briefings on the state of British public opinion. From all that, he would take home hard facts and general impressions. He would have observed the continuing strength and intimacy of the Anglo-American alliance. He would have read the polls showing that a majority...
  • Jackson saga and gay marriages turn US media focus from visit

    11/21/2003 7:08:35 PM PST · by Pikamax · 9 replies · 161+ views
    Guardian ^ | 11/22/03 | Gary Younge in New York
    Jackson saga and gay marriages turn US media focus from visit Gary Younge in New York Saturday November 22, 2003 The Guardian On a day when thousands of demonstrators protested at the US president's visit to Britain, and rescuers sifted through the the rubble in Turkey, looking for bodies, Americans were both outraged and intrigued. But their fury and interest was directed not at London or Istanbul, but Santa Barbara, where Michael Jackson turned himself in to police on charges of child molestation. George Bush's visit to Britain was the subject of considerable attention, but provoked little interest when pitted...
  • British Leftist Protests Fizzle: Most Britons side with their country as it comes under attack.

    11/21/2003 3:37:13 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 21 replies · 159+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | Friday, November 21, 2003 | By Alexis Amory
    British Leftist Protests FizzleBy Alexis AmoryFrontPageMagazine.com | November 21, 2003 Yesterday's anti-American rallies in London failed in their goal to inspire leftists around the world to keep up the battle against the governments of Bush and Blair. Although Stop The War (STW), the coalition formally behind the protests, estimated 200,000 people took part in the rallies, Scotland Yard offered a more conservative estimate: 70,000, just over one-third of STW's figure. Moreover, most of those who attended had probably not heard of the attack on that morning's twin explosions in Istanbul, which claimed the life of British Consul-General Roger Short before...
  • War protesters blast Bush, Blair

    11/21/2003 2:52:13 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 9 replies · 112+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Friday, November 21, 2003 | By Jane Wardell
    <p>LONDON — Tens of thousands of demonstrators marched through the heart of London yesterday, toppling a 17-foot papier mache statue of President Bush to show their anger about the Iraq war and Prime Minister Tony Blair's support of it.</p> <p>As Mr. Bush and Mr. Blair vowed "not to flinch or give way or concede one inch" to terrorism in the wake of deadly bombings against British targets in Turkey, protesters said the close relationship between the two leaders made them deeply uneasy.</p>
  • Israeli officials brush off criticism from Bush

    11/21/2003 2:51:03 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 2 replies · 87+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Friday, November 21, 2003 | By Abraham Rabinovich
    <p>JERUSALEM — Israeli officials tried to put on a brave front yesterday after President Bush sharply criticized Israeli policies toward the Palestinians and the U.N. Security Council adopted the "road map" peace plan that failed to note Israeli conditions.</p> <p>Mr. Bush's criticism of Israel, in a speech in London on Wednesday, was the bluntest since he took office. He called on Israel to freeze settlement construction, dismantle illegal settlements and "end the daily humiliation of the Palestinian people."</p>
  • A band of brothers, challenged again

    11/21/2003 1:44:49 AM PST · by kattracks · 4 replies · 187+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Wesley Pruden
    <p>Maybe it's the brisk, fresh air, or the rain, but more likely it's the phantoms that hover always close in London, the ghost of Churchill bucking up his country's courage when all he had to offer was blood, sweat and tears; the apparitions of the happy few, that band of brothers, of "gentlemen in England now abed [who] shall think themselves accursed they were not here, and hold their manhood's cheap whiles any speaks that fought with us upon Saint Crispin's day."</p>
  • Britain's friend in need

    11/21/2003 4:42:21 PM PST · by Pokey78 · 4 replies · 149+ views
    The Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | 11/22/03 | Leader
    Sometimes events hundreds of miles apart coincide to illuminate a bigger central truth. President George W. Bush was in London on the day when Islamic fanatics struck British targets in Istanbul. Their bombs were detonated as tens of thousands of people were gathering to march through London to flaunt their contempt for the American President and their opposition to the coalition's mission in Iraq. Most of the marchers were decent people - even if we happen to think they are misguided - and it is good to see crowds assemble peacefully to enjoy the freedoms that we take for granted,...
  • Bush visit: Goodbye to all that

    11/21/2003 7:05:08 PM PST · by Pikamax · 14 replies · 139+ views
    Guardian ^ | 11/22/03 | The Guardian
    Bush visit -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Goodbye to all that Leader Saturday November 22, 2003 The Guardian They called it a state visit, and they got that bit exactly right. Over the past four days, George Bush has indubitably visited the British state - its monarch, its ministers, its police and and its soldiers. But he did not have much contact with the British people. The necessity of tightened security - Osama bin Laden's unwanted bequest to modern public life, chillingly reinforced in the al-Qaida admission of responsibility for the Istanbul bombs - dictates that the president was permanently preserved inside his own...
  • Bush ends UK trip with pledge (This ain't no way to win hearts and minds in Euroweenieland!)

    11/21/2003 9:48:09 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 27 replies · 207+ views
    CNN ^ | Friday, November 21, 2003
    <p>This ain't no way to win hearts and minds in Euroweenieland!</p> <p>We were told Bush, in his speech, would defend his decision to take military action in Iraq. That his address to a group dignitaries and academics Wednesday at London's Banqueting House would take pains to puncture misconceptions, in Britain and elsewhere, on the reasons for going to war. That Bush, marking the first full day of his state visit, would seek to answer critics, bend over backwards to moot perception of him as unilateralist, 'go-it-alone,' 'my-way-or-the-highway' cowboy from Texas. This will be a fence-mending speech, said keen observers. Bush, "stung" by criticism across the globe of fracturing old alliances, would try to pay tribute to multilateralism and consensus-building, stressing the "need" to work closely together, to hold hands and sing Kumbaya, holding up the French as paragons of humility. One thing's for sure, said brilliant pundits: Bush won't dare even mutter the word 'evil' from that podium. Certainly not in his first major speech of his 3 1/2-day visit as Britain's guest. Not on a continent so morally superior to the U.S. it gave birth to darling boys Hitler and Stalin.</p>