When Bush Came to Ireland

Some of the Irish protested. The troops and Gardai prepared to protect him at great monetary cost to the Irish public.(No, I don’t want to see him murdered, and yes, there are loonies everywhere!) Bush was interviewed on Irish TV and rejected the “idea that the world was less safe because of US policy in Iraq” even though AFAIK terrorist activity increased in 2003.
Cal Thomas appeared on TodayFM last night and was so full of b*llsh*t I couldn’t believe it. He left a terrible impression of his views by dodging the main point of an article he wrote several weeks ago – that Irish protesters had to pay to protest against Bush. They were paying to go to a protest concert featuring many commercially successful artists in a large venue in Dublin.
Newt Gingrich was on Radio 1 yesterday morning and he came across as a much more intelligent, eloguent speaker, as he must do considering his job!

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2 replies on “When Bush Came to Ireland”

i was at the protest in galway – and i didn’t have to pay there. i did get a registration form and instructions to a wisconson voter living over here.

carol coleman interviewed bush on thursday evening. bush officials were upset with her tone. however they were ok with the questions themselves since she had to submit them 3 days in advance per administration policy.

[…] Justin has a lot more on RTE’s Bush Interview that I mentioned previously. He notes that the White House complained to “RTE, the Irish Embassy, the Irish Government, and the reporter herself” aftewards. hehe. He includes links to the realvideo version of it as well as an mp3 audio-track too. I recorded the realvideo streaming version using the following command: mencoder -o primetime56.avi -oac mp3lame -ovc lavc rtsp:// […]

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