Here’s some photos you won’t see being widely published in the American media.
They were taken at a pro-Bush rally in Seoul, South Korea to welcome a visit by President George W. Bush, Aug. 5, 2008. In addition, there’s photos of his visit to the 8th Army HQ in Yongson, where he received a heart-felt reception by the Soldiers stationed there.
Link to Reuters/AP photo gallery:
There were a few counter protests, but 30,000 people gathered to support George Bush and not a peep out of the liberal media, except to express disappointment at the fact the predicted massive ‘counter protests’ never materialized.
Reuters went from glee: “Bush arrives in Seoul, faces large anti-US protest”
to glum: “Bush arrives in Seoul, anti-U.S. protest fizzles”
SEOUL (Reuters) – U.S. President George W. Bush arrived in South Korea on Tuesday for talks focused on communist North Korea and was greeted by a minor protest aimed mostly at his host instead of a big anti-U.S. rally that had been expected.
In a surprise boost for Bush, who has largely managed to set aside prickly issues with Seoul, it was a rally in the city centre in support of what is likely to be his last visit to East Asia as president that ended up attracting a huge crowd.
Aw, what a shame.
The lack of headlines here at home is conspicuous as hell.