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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-26-04 10:11 AM
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8. Protesters greet Bush in Ireland
ENNIS, Ireland - Amid antiwar protests, President Bush arrived in Ireland late yesterday for four days of U.S.-European diplomacy as NATO allies neared agreement on a mission to help train Iraqi security forces.

Thousands of demonstrators turned out in the nearby town of Shannon, in the capital of Dublin, and elsewhere around the country to protest Bush's visit and the increasingly bloody war in Iraq. Meanwhile, the U.S. treatment of prisoners there and at the U.S. Naval base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, drew fresh criticism.

Bush responded that the critics "don't really understand America." He defended the war that toppled former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein and has left about 850 American soldiers dead and more than 5,200 others wounded.

Shortly before Bush arrived Friday, EU external affairs commissioner Christopher Patten accused the U.S. administration of "hair splitting" over the application of the Geneva Conventions protecting prisoners of war. Patten also warned that continuing violence threatens to send Iraq "flying apart in the next few months."
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  -Protesters 'drive' Bush from Ireland: CNNI leftchick  Jun-26-04 09:27 AM   #0 
  - Magnificent!  skooooo   Jun-26-04 09:29 AM   #1 
  - Where is Saint Patrick when we really need him? To drive the snakes out  TLDHOME99   Jun-26-04 09:31 AM   #2 
  - LMAO  bahrbearian   Jun-26-04 10:02 AM   #6 
  - What?  I thought so.   Jun-26-04 09:38 AM   #3 
  - CNNI is  Dragon Turtle   Jun-26-04 09:43 AM   #4 
  - CNN does suck...  leftchick   Jun-26-04 10:39 AM   #13 
  - EU-US summit disrupted by protests  struggle4progress   Jun-26-04 10:02 AM   #5 
  - Ireland: The conscience of the west.  riverwalker   Jun-26-04 10:18 AM   #9 
     - Something similar happened in France: part of Shrub's gameplan ...  struggle4progress   Jun-26-04 10:23 AM   #10 
  - United States, EU Support NATO Role In Iraq  struggle4progress   Jun-26-04 10:07 AM   #7 
  - Protesters greet Bush in Ireland  struggle4progress   Jun-26-04 10:11 AM   #8 
  - Funny isn't it  sazdem   Jun-26-04 10:24 AM   #11 
  - Most people everywhere abhor violence. eom  struggle4progress   Jun-26-04 10:44 AM   #15 
  - I think you are referring to Northern Ireland  Frances   Jun-26-04 10:54 AM   #16 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jun-26-04 11:06 AM   #17 
  - What did I say?  sazdem   Jun-26-04 11:53 AM   #25 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jun-26-04 11:35 AM   #23 
  - Critics understand Chimp very well  teryang   Jun-26-04 10:35 AM   #12 
  - So proud to have some Irish blood!  vickiss   Jun-26-04 10:40 AM   #14 
  - Same here.  RebelOne   Jun-26-04 11:15 AM   #18 
  - Yep, Love the Irish...and proud to be ONE!  Tellurian   Jun-26-04 11:22 AM   #19 
     - Irish on both sides of the family tree too. . .  scmirage   Jun-26-04 11:30 AM   #22 
  - On a day like this--all Democrats are Irish!  Maeve   Jun-26-04 11:26 AM   #21 
  - Snakes never fare well in Eire  iconoclastic cat   Jun-26-04 11:25 AM   #20 
  - Me too  qwertyMike   Jun-26-04 11:45 AM   #24 
     - Ya gotta love 'em!  iconoclastic cat   Jun-26-04 12:05 PM   #29 
  - The face of Bush in Ireland  MetaTrope   Jun-26-04 11:53 AM   #26 
  - link please  28erl   Jun-26-04 11:58 AM   #27 
  - Go Witches!  realpolitik   Jun-26-04 12:01 PM   #28 
  - Here Is The Correct Link!...  leftchick   Jun-26-04 12:09 PM   #30 
  - Critics "don't really understand America".  cliss   Jun-26-04 01:10 PM   #31 
  - "the most hated man on earth"....  leftchick   Jun-26-04 01:28 PM   #33 
  - Will Ireland be put into the same pile as France?  young_at_heart   Jun-26-04 01:15 PM   #32 

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