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From: TSS (216-119-138-172.ipset18.wt.net)
Subject: Bush Grateful for 'Five-Finger' Welcome
Date: November 30, 2004 at 6:42 pm PST

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Subject: Bush Grateful for 'Five-Finger' Welcome
Date: Tue, 30 Nov 2004 20:40:02 -0600
From: "Terry S. Singeltary Sr."
Reply-To: Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy
To: BSE-L@LISTSERV.KALIV.UNI-KARLSRUHE.DE


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Bush Grateful for 'Five-Finger' Welcome


Wednesday December 1, 2004 1:31 AM

AP Photo OTTA101

By DEB RIECHMANN

Associated Press Writer

OTTAWA (AP) - Thousands of demonstrators protested President Bush's
visit Tuesday, but Bush, eager to patch up relations with the northern
neighbor, said he felt he'd received a friendly welcome.

``I frankly felt like the reception we received on the way in from the
airport was very warm and hospitable, and I want to thank the Canadian
people who came out to wave - with all five fingers,'' Bush said with a
smile.

Prime Minister Paul Martin played along.

``I know what you mean, Mr. President,'' he told reporters at a joint
news conference. ``I mentioned to the press that was with us in Chile
that I found that Spanish and English and French are three different
languages but that sign language is universal.''

---

Antiwar demonstrators from Toronto, who joined thousands of people
gathered here to protest Bush's official visit to Canada, rolled out an
``unwelcome mat'' - a giant carpet-turned-protest sign.

``Over 100,000 people have been killed so far by the invasion and
occupation of Iraq,'' said Dylan Penner, a leader of the Toronto
Coalition to Stop the War. ``War criminals like Bush aren't welcome here.''

Some opponents along Bush's motorcade route from the airport to downtown
were polite. One sign said ``Please Leave.''

The crowd near Parliament Hill, though, minced no words in expressing
their opposition to Bush's presidency. Police in riot gear heavily
guarded buildings the president visited downtown.

Several dozen people held placards that branded Bush an ``assassin.'' A
truck parked near the motorcade route was emblazoned with the phrase
``Bush is a war criminal.'' A sign, depicting Bush riding a missile
marked with a swastika, read ``Go Home (expletive)!''

``Canada is not against America,'' said protester Fredric White, 40, who
works for an entertainment company. ``We're totally against Bush. He's
arrogant and ignorant. We totally disdain his policies on the war and
his treatment of the U.N. The administration has an imperialist attitude
where he thinks he can take over countries by bombing them.

``He's courageous to come here because we can't stand him.''

Perhaps fittingly, from the perspective of demonstrators, Bush entered a
Parliament building for his meeting with Martin through a 302-foot
campanile called the Peace Tower.

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Just in case Bush forgot his promise to work toward easing a U.S. ban on
Canadian beef, Martin put it on the dinner table - and Bush heeded the
reminder.

``I want to thank you for the warm reception,'' Bush said in making a
toast to Martin at a dinner held at the Canadian Museum of Civilization
on the banks of the Ottawa River. ``And I was pleased to see when I
opened up the menu that we'll be eating Alberta beef.''

It was a lone case of mad cow disease traced to an animal in Alberta in
2003 that prompted the United States to ban Canadian beef. During their
talks Tuesday, Bush pledged to work to ease the ban as soon as possible.

The Bush administration has opened its border to some Canadian beef, but
live cattle remain prohibited. Canadian ranchers report the loss of more
than $2 billion. Lifting the ban currently is stuck in the U.S.
bureaucracy, Bush said. A resolution to the dispute appears to still be
months away.

---

Associated Press writer Colin McClelland in Ottawa contributed to this
report.


Guardian Unlimited © Guardian Newspapers Limited 2004


http://www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4645964,00.html

Greetings,

> Just in case Bush forgot his promise to work toward easing a U.S. ban
> on Canadian beef, Martin put it on the dinner table - and Bush heeded
> the reminder.
>
> ``I want to thank you for the warm reception,'' Bush said in making a
> toast to Martin at a dinner held at the Canadian Museum of
> Civilization on the banks of the Ottawa River. ``And I was pleased to
> see when I opened up the menu that we'll be eating Alberta beef.''
>
> It was a lone case of mad cow disease traced to an animal in Alberta
> in 2003 that prompted the United States to ban Canadian beef. During
> their talks Tuesday, Bush pledged to work to ease the ban as soon as
> possible.
>

GUMMER/Chretienall ALL OVER AGAIN!

what want they do all for a buck/donation, save the industry at all cost,
including your loved one...

http://www.maddeer.org/gummer.html

http://www.maddeer.org/canadianprimeminister.JPG

TSS


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