Is Bush still coming to Ottawa?

Old Apr 11th, 2003, 06:31 AM
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Is Bush still coming to Ottawa?

I was just wondering if anyone knew if Bush was still coming to Ottawa on May 5th. If so, are there any pro-American rallies planned? Thanks.
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Old Apr 11th, 2003, 06:59 AM
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I think it's still up in the air. My feeling is that the Chretianites would rather he postpone out of fear they will be ambarrassed by heckling from the likes of Svend Robinson. I have no doubt there will be the usual anti-American, anti-Zionist, anti-Global carreer protesters around but that would happen anywhere Bush goes including England. I hope if he does come that there will be a show of support for strongthening US/Canada friendship.
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Old Apr 11th, 2003, 07:11 AM
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There is no one I hate more in Canadian politics than good ol' Svend.
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Old Apr 11th, 2003, 07:53 AM
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If Bush shows up in Canada please do us a favor and keep him up there!
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Old Apr 11th, 2003, 08:19 AM
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John, I'd be pleased to trade. You take Chretien, we'll take Bush!
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Old Apr 11th, 2003, 09:09 AM
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Wait a minute! Wait a minute! Can we have a third option? Blair perhaps.
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Old Apr 11th, 2003, 10:12 AM
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Here's another option. You guys go live in the US and Britain. I'll keep Canada and I'll keep our Prime Minister.
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Old Apr 11th, 2003, 12:46 PM
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Sorry April I couldn't resist: Do you want to keep a prime minister that can't speak english or french?
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Old Apr 11th, 2003, 01:04 PM
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Great joke Toronto! Gary, I agree with the choice of Blair. I think he is the best example of a modern statesman.
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Old Apr 11th, 2003, 05:54 PM
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Sometimes I am glad that I live on an Island.
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Old Apr 12th, 2003, 06:16 AM
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today's news- nope, he ain't coming. he's obviously ticked at canada's stance in the whole war thing.
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Old Apr 12th, 2003, 10:57 AM
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Yep, its official, its cancelled. Well... can you really blame Bush? All of the anti-Americanism that comes out of the mouths of Liberal MP's and then that faggot Svend promises to call Bush a war criminal... It's time for a regime change here in Canada!
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Old Apr 12th, 2003, 12:32 PM
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Now the Prime Minister's Office is saying that Bush is still coming. What the hell is going on?!?!
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Old Apr 13th, 2003, 04:59 PM
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Tonight, on CNN, it was announced, that the White House is postponing the visit of President Bush to Canada.
 
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And if CNN announces it you know it must be true!
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Old Apr 13th, 2003, 07:41 PM
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Maybe The Associated Press will do?

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Bush has decided to postpone a trip to Canada next month because of the Iraq war, U.S. and Canadian officials said Sunday.

News of the postponement came about two weeks after Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien canceled a trip to Washington following criticism from the U.S. ambassador to Canada.

The ambassador, Paul Cellucci, said the American government was upset and disappointed that Canada failed to join the U.S.-led military coalition fighting in Iraq.

Bush's one-day trip to Ottawa, tentatively scheduled for May 5, was meant as a forum for cross-border issues.

Chretien disclosed Bush's decision Sunday during a trip to the Dominican Republic.

White House spokesman Ari Fleischer confirmed the postponement several hours later, without offering a new date for the meeting. Two White House officials said none has been set.
 
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Lola, forgive me - I was trying to be sarcastic. The official announcement was early this afternoon PDT.
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LOL Gary A I love your sense of humor!
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Old Apr 15th, 2003, 07:46 AM
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No worries. Bush has now set his sights on Syria. If Canada supports an invasion of Syria, our great country will be be back in American favor. And if Canada doesn't support an invasion of Syria, there is always the opportunity to provide support when the United States invades Iran, or North Korea, or Yemen, ...or basically any nation that shows a desire to defend itself (except Israel).
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Old Apr 15th, 2003, 08:56 AM
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Excuse me Corgie but would you call what the Iraquis did 'defending themselves'? While I'm as cynical as anyone regarding Bush's motives I think any idea that the Iraqui people saw the coalition as a conquering army rather than a liberating one has been put to rest by their anemic defense and joyous celebrations.

The fact is that are some pretty bad people out there wreaking havoc on and bleeding their countries and their own people. Sure it's ambarrassing to them to be 'liberated' by foreign forces and cultures but as Churchill once said when Stalin came on side - "I'ld make a pact with the devil to rid the world of Hitler." And for many people under the thumbs of these bad guys that's the way they feel as well.
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