Well we knew there would be some protests...GOOD!
These people have the right to protest and shows that democratic principals are found thru Europe.
Yes this is a signal that USA policies are unliked to a certain degree,
but lets look back in time for some contrast...www.softmakers.com/fry/antiClinton.htm
The date: November 19, 1999
The Place: ATHENS, Greece
The Reason: President Clintons visit before the European Security Summit.
ATHENS, Greece (CNN) -- Riot police fired tear gas, and anti-American protesters responded with gasoline bombs Friday as central Athens became
a battleground just as U.S. President Bill Clinton arrived in the Greek capital for a short visit.
The leftist protesters are angry at the U.S. role in NATO's bombing attack on Yugoslavia earlier this year.
The riot erupted in Syndagma Square almost at the very moment Air Force One touched down at Athens international airport. More than 10,000 protesters,
who had come to the square for a Communist-led rally, tried to defy a ban on marching to the U.S. Embassy, but were blocked by a wall of helmeted,
black-clad riot police.
Well heck, During such a big deal as starting the Iraq war...Bush only got about 2000 more protesters than Clinton did on his european visit...and
there was NO rioting for Bush?
Seems like the anti US Presidential hype isnt much worse than it was for our last president eh?
Mabey you people over in Europe arent REALLY all that upset as were being led to believe.
Mabey, much like here in the States, i suspect that there are alot of arm chair peacenicks out there that dont quite have the stamina or convictions
of the anti-war protests of the 60's.
Where do you protesters hide yourselves most of the time?
At the start of the war, you people were still out blocking traffic and trying to be heard....
now there is barely a trickle of effort comming from you and generally only on target occasions like the Bush visit to europe....
This apparent lethargy by anti-war/Bush protesters shows a true lack of motivation about this cause.....So i must be left to assume
This must not be as big of a problem as its being inflated to represent.
Sure some protesters showed up to Bush Bash...good for them....
protesters have shown up before for our Presidents....ohhhh scary!
Thousands did the same for Reagan when he visited Europe too....
To this American it looks like the same old song and dance....the same Anti-American feelings we've been privilaged to see now for DECADES....
This American is NOT suprised....and even less thrilled.
When we see some more friendship, and less anti USA rhetoric and actions come from europe, perhaps we Americans will care more about weather your
ticked off or not.
Until then...protest on!