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President Bush - Visiting Canada
Well, after last years cancelled visit, Bush has finally made it to Canada. Of course, not everyone is welcoming him here with open arms. I think the way some of my fellow Canadians are acting is atrocious. That's not the way to mend the fence with our neighbours to the south. Bush may not be the most popular President, but we should still respect his office and the fact that he is a visitor to our Country.
He's here in Halifax today and the protest group is expected to be huge.
I don't think he deserves our pity at all. He has done enough to strain ties with this country, starting off when he didn't visit after being elected in 2000. Today he's going to thank us for our help during 9/11. While it's a nice gesture, its sure seems a little late to me.
If someone like the Dalai Lama can be shunned in Parliament, the President better suck it up. Something like 90% of Canadians would not vote for him if he ran for office here. Protests should be expected for someone with such a low approval rating. He's done nothing about issues such as soft wood lumber tariffs, or opening the border to Canadian beef.
Since his war in Iraq has been proven to be started under false allegations and Canada never fell for those allegations, it seems high time Bush receives a wake up call from his dear old neighbour up north.
The only good thing about his visit: With the interest he's shown in Canada over his Presidency it will probably be his last visit.
Respect should be earned, not afforded any office holder automatically.
Perhaps the protests there are an honest reflection of the idiocy of choosing war in Iraq and all the other self-serving Bush policies that will impact the lives of others on this planet for generations to come.
Personally, I think it would be more 'atrocious' to mask one's true feelings. Don't like his policies and short-sightedness? Let your voice be heard! A voice of reasoned protest with a home-made sign is every bit as valid as a welcome mat with a smiley maple leaf on it.
The emperor has no clothes.
don't get me started...