President Bush Tours South Korea
Bottomline Upfront (who is now stationed in Korea, btw):
As President Bush arrived in Seoul, Korea today, the media predicted that Bush’s visit would be met with “large protests”. The “progressives” and anti-U.S. civic groups thought the turn out opposing Bush would be huge:
“We predict more than 10,000 citizens will participate. We’ll show Korean people’s voice to Bush,”’ one member of the coalition said.
However, 374 conservative groups planned pro-American demonstrations welcoming Bush in Seoul Plaza, just a short distance from the progressive’s rally site.
Turns out, only a couple hundred protesters came out while 15,000 pro-U.S. Koreans came out to welcome Bush into the capital city of Seoul.
Visit Amy Proctor's blog, for video footage from Korean TV news. Amy also notes,
None of the pro-Bush rallies were government sponsored; they were voluntary rallies by Koreans who appreciate Pres. Bush and the United States.
Reuters corrected it’s headline from:
Aug 5: South Korean protesters wearing masks of President Bush and South Korean President Lee Myung-bak perform during a rally against Bush's visit in Seoul. South Koreans are concerned about the importing of U.S. beef and mad cow disease.
Ain't freedom a wonderful thing?
Rather than mad cow disease, those protesters should be worried about the BDS koolaid in their water supply.
Fortunately, Korean war veterans don't suffer from the same BDS malady that their moonbat brethren are afflicted with:
They must share something in common with these heroes:
President Bush greets children after lunch at the presidential Blue House in Seoul, Aug. 6. President Bush is in South Korea on the first leg of his Asian tour.
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