Bush Booed in Rome

  1. edit: That should be Bush booed in ROME, not room. :chuckle


    The last statement is a bit over the top.



    "In contrast to the boooing that hit Bush at the Pope's funeral, Bill Clinton was mobbed and greeted with adoring chants of U.S.A.!, U.S.A.!, U.S.A.! As Mr. Clinton went for a walk,...shoppers, tourists having lunch at outdoor cafes and Italian business people going to meetingsall stopped to greet him. People starting yelling ', Bill, Bill,' and a few shouted 'U.S.A.!'"

    -----Al Rodgers

    "Bush sat on the aisle in the second row, next to his wife, Pickles. When Bush's face appeared on giant screen TVs, many in the crowd outside St. Peter's booed and whistled."

    --Victor Simpson

    "It was a bitter-sweet reminder how, not long ago, the US was both respected and liked abroad. What a difference five years has made. Imagine if Bush tried strolling down those same streets in Rome, or any other European city, yesterday. Do you think he'd make to the end of the first block without someone spitting on him or worse? Not since Hitler has a national leader been so hated by most Europeans."

    ---Stephen Pizzo
    Last edit by Tweety on Apr 12, '05
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  2. 19 Comments

  3. by   mercyteapot
    Too bad so many Americans fail to see what the rest of the world is able to recognize! Is it 2008 yet?
  4. by   z's playa
    Quote from mercyteapot
    Too bad so many Americans fail to see what the rest of the world is able to recognize! Is it 2008 yet?

    You said it mercy..you said it
  5. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Here and abroad, I find "booing" the height of rudeness and lack of class. JMO. There are other ways to show disagreement and dissent. More effective and classy ways. OK Kevlar is on now. (grin)
  6. by   Tweety
    Quote from SmilingBluEyes
    Here and abroad, I find "booing" the height of rudeness and lack of class. JMO. There are other ways to show disagreement and dissent. More effective and classy ways. OK Kevlar is on now. (grin)

    I was kind of thinking that too. It was a funeral for heaven's sake. But it must underscore their intense dislike of the man to boo him at a funeral.

    I think booing in public, while perhaps rude and low class is an effective way to express an opinion.
  7. by   Mkue
    "Bush Booed in Rome".. now that's a huge breaking news story..lol :chuckle
  8. by   fergus51
    It will only strengthen his popularity at home.
  9. by   mercyteapot
    No one actually booed during the funeral, surely? It might be that I would find booing at anyone else rude, crude and socially unacceptable (and would find booing at anyone during a funeral is just disrespectful under any circumstances), but I think that given the overwhelming sentiment found in most other nations, if that is all they did to Bush, he probably got off pretty easy. Everything's relative, after all.
  10. by   Thunderwolf
    Bush vs Clinton...on the American and International "respect" meter...Hmmm?
    Shame Clinton isn't running in 2008.
    He'd probably have my vote.
    He did more for this country than Bush ever did....IMHO.
  11. by   Mkue
    I am glad and proud that the Pope and Bush agreed on many issues that I feel strongly about and I believe that President Bush is the only President who made the most frequent trips to Rome...love it.
  12. by   pickledpepperRN
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    http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/1998/cuba.pope/
    http://www.cnn.com/WORLD/9801/25/pope.mass/index.html
    http://www.cnn.com/WORLD/9801/21/pa...tics/index.html
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/2605367.stm

    Pope John Paul II 1920-2005:
    "A disconcerting conclusion about the most recent period should serve to enlighten us: side-by-side with the miseries of underdevelopment, themselves unacceptable, we find ourselves up against a form of superdevelopment, equally inadmissible. because like the former it is contrary to what is good and to true happiness. This super-development, which consists in an excessive availability of every kind of material goods for the benefit of certain social groups, easily makes people slaves of 'possession' and of immediate gratification..."

    "The proponents of capitalism in its extreme forms tend to overlook the good things achieved by communism: the efforts to overcome unemployment, the concern for the poor."

    "Modern society has the means of protecting itself, without definitively denying criminals the chance to reform. I renew the appeal I made most recently at Christmas for a consensus to end the death penalty, which is both cruel and unnecessary."

    "When war, as in these days in Iraq, threatens the fate of humanity, it is ever more urgent to proclaim, with a strong and decisive voice, that only peace is the road to follow to construct a more just and united society... Violence and arms can never resolve the problems of man."

    "Social justice cannot be attained by violence. Violence kills what it intends to create."

    "No to war! War is not always inevitable. It is always a defeat for humanity."
  13. by   Tweety
    Quote from Mkue
    I am glad and proud that the Pope and Bush agreed on many issues that I feel strongly about and I believe that President Bush is the only President who made the most frequent trips to Rome...love it.
    I think they disagreed on Bush's legacy of violence though.

    Where have you been girl?
  14. by   SharonH, RN
    Quote from Tweety
    I was kind of thinking that too. It was a funeral for heaven's sake. But it must underscore their intense dislike of the man to boo him at a funeral.

    I think booing in public, while perhaps rude and low class is an effective way to express an opinion.

    I agree. HOW much do you have to be disliked for someone to stop and boo you at a funeral?!!! Sheesh. Not that this is a surprise. You might have found the comparison of Bush's popularity to that of Hitler's over the top but no president has ever been protested more than Bush. Millions have taken to the streets. That's saying a lot. Anti-American sentiment worldwide has NEVER been so high. They hate the guy.

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