Wednesday, August 06, 2008

President Bush Tours South Korea

On the heels of "The One", and his One World Rock Tour, comes President Bush, on his way to China for the Olympics.

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:

Bush arrives in Seoul, faces large anti-US protest


Bush arrives in Seoul amid minor protest

Korean moonbats:

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.
Ahn Young-joon-AP

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:

Aug 5: South Korean war veterans rally to welcome Bush's arrival in Seoul. Other protesters rallied near the airport against U.S. beef imports.
Ahn Young-joon-AP

They must share something in common with these heroes:

President Bush addresses military personnel at the U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan in Seoul, Aug. 6.
Gerald Herbert-AP

President Bush greets U.S. military personnel stationed at the U.S. Army Garrison - Yongsan in Seoul, before departing for Thailand.
Larry Downing-Reuters

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.
Mandel Ngan-AFP/Getty Images

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Blogger Tapline said...

Word, Great post...Not too much coverage elsewhere though. Didn't really expect too much....I wish he would speak to the Rep staying in Wshington. I've heard nothing from his quarter......stay well...

Thursday, August 07, 2008 12:09:00 AM  
Blogger The Liberal Lie The Conservative Truth said...

Notice how the MSM is meglecting to cover the huge crowds that come out in favor if the US and Bush.

If the thousands of protesters who were predicted had shown up it would have been ALL OVER THE NEWS!

Great post Word!

Thursday, August 07, 2008 8:36:00 AM  
Blogger Marie's Two Cents said...

The only station I saw covering Bush's visit to S. Korea was Fox of course, yet only for a minute or two!

Great post Word!

LMAO @ The Korean Moonbats

Thursday, August 07, 2008 1:08:00 PM  
Blogger Mike's America said...

Yes, where are the three network news anchors covering Bush's trip?

Ooops! You mean that the President went overseas on an important trip to Asia and no network news anchors went along?

Thursday, August 07, 2008 5:27:00 PM  
Blogger The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

Amy Proctor has an updated post, with video of George Bush speaking before troops at Yongsan.

I used to get up every morning at 6am to take the bus from Osan AFB to Yongsan Army base for 8th grade.

Thursday, August 07, 2008 10:06:00 PM  
Blogger Gayle said...

Going to take a much needed nap, but I will visit Amy's post later. Thanks for letting us know.

There are moonbats the world over, evidently!

Friday, August 08, 2008 1:37:00 PM  
Blogger Indigo Red said...

Whoa! Moonbats in the land of Rev. Moon. Who knew!?

I can't imagine why they call this guy a lameduck President. Seems he's getting plenty done.

Friday, August 08, 2008 8:09:00 PM  

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