Bush gets Enthusiastic Reception in Seoul, Media Mum

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:
http://news.yahoo.com/nphotos/slideshow/photo//080805/ids_photos_wl/r1263706458.jpg/#photoViewer=/080805/ids_photos_wl/r2082416158.jpg

Hat tip to Amy Proctor: http://amyproctor.squarespace.com/blog/2008/8/5/anti-bush-protests-fizzle-pro-us-rallies-sizzle-as-bush-visi.html

and Gateway Pundit: http://gatewaypundit.blogspot.com/2008/08/bush-gots-seoul-pro-american-protesters.html

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”
(http://www.reuters.com/article/latestCrisis/idUSSEO176477)

to glum: “Bush arrives in Seoul, anti-U.S. protest fizzles”
(http://africa.reuters.com/world/news/usnSEO151106.html)

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.

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