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06/09/2008 09:53 AM ID: 71283 Permalink   

European Leaders Bid Farewell and Good Riddance to Bush


Outgoing US President George W Bush is to make a farewell tour of Europe this week visiting the UK, Germany, Italy and France in a mood expected to be one of good riddance as much as farewell.

One senior French politician claimed that US President Bush would receive short shrift from many European leaders who are already looking forward to a new US administration.

Josef Joffe, a German political commentator, however warned last week that the problem may not be the administration, but America itself, saying "America, this steam hammer of a nation, is fundamentally a destroyer."

    WebReporter: Hugo Chavez Show Calling Card      
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  that's some statment from Josef Joffe  
and not one i particularly agree with as it stands...
does anyone have a link to his full article to see it in it's original context?
  by: Hugo Chavez     06/09/2008 09:57 AM     
  Oh dear  
Where is the UK going to stand now? Europe sticks 2 fingers up, the US economy is heading down the drain, do we ally ourselves with Europe or do a Blair and play lap-dog for this little visit?

That said, the British people overwhelmingly have no faith in their own government. I guess it doesn't matter what Brown does, he doesn't speak for the people anymore anyway.
  by: Maxx20     06/09/2008 11:50 AM     
  I was considering a low rating  
on this article, as "Good Riddance" seemed at first blush to be editorializing. However,
upon reading the Guardian article, this synopsis and its content stands true and
faithful to the source. I just thought I'd note that so as to head off others who might
wonder the same and not click the link. Good one, Hugo!
  by: Mister crank     06/09/2008 02:44 PM     
  @Mister crank  
Usualy Hugo does a very good job, he rarely picks article he would'nt like anyway, making it is so that he "can't" do editorialism ;D
  by: Rv3   06/09/2008 03:19 PM     
I hear that he makes a mean mojito.
  by: John E Angel     06/10/2008 05:35 AM     
Editorializing is for pussies, I use FOXNEWS!

FoxNews, news for manly men (and women).
  by: silentrage   06/10/2008 07:57 AM     
  Cheers for Hugo  
RV said it well.

Something like four years ago on this very site, I said that, IMHO, reporters don't have the right to express their opinion by inaccurately tilting the news they report; instead they should express their opinion by choosing WHICH news to report, and then do so accurately. Hugo is a prime example. Someone-whose-name-might-start-with-L is the opposite.

Jeez, no italics again.
  by: maverick7h     06/11/2008 01:33 AM     
  I Have an idea...  
@ George Bush, why not skip the UK and meet up with Brown, somewhere else, then just stay there, then we can forget you ever existed, go on my us happy it this the least you can do for us,Just f-off and leave us to pick up the pieces.
  by: captainJane     06/11/2008 05:15 PM     
You're no different than some tabloid who sensationalizes and editorializes articles .
  by: keanu1982     06/12/2008 12:16 AM     
I'd have to agree with you... I'm not a Bush fan, however all the word shuffling an word replacement that goes on here is rather hilarious anymore these days.

At first all the generalized anti US sentiment bothered me a little but now it's just kinda funny anymore.

The EU Empire is little different from it's former sub parts. Complain about everything, do nothing about anything.
  by: Pyronius     06/12/2008 02:38 PM     
  one last  
European vacation on the taxpayers dime.
  by: elzorro   06/14/2008 01:00 AM     
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