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Goree Island residents 'removed' during Bush visit
    #1696546 - 07/08/03 04:05 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

How nice for them :smile: :

On Goree Island, Bush Visit Sparks Anger

By Clar Ni Chonghaile

GOREE ISLAND, Senegal (Reuters) - President Bush made an eloquent speech but did not win many friends during his brief visit to Goree Island off Senegal on Tuesday.

"We are very angry. We didn't even see him," said Fatou N'diaye, a necklace seller watching dignitaries file past to return to the mainland at the end of Bush's tour.

N'diaye and other residents of Goree, site of a famous slave trading station, said they had been taken to a football ground on the other side of the quaint island at 6 a.m. and told to wait there until Bush had departed, around midday.

Bush came to Goree to tour the red-brick Slave House, where Africans were kept in shackles before being shipped across a perilous sea to a lifetime of servitude.

He then gave an eloquent speech about the horrors of slavery, standing at a podium under a sizzling sun near a red-stone museum, topped by cannon pointing out to the sea.

The cooped-up residents were not impressed.

"It's slavery all over again," fumed one father-of-four, who did not want to give his name. "It's humiliating. The island was deserted."

White House officials said the decision to remove the locals was taken by Senegalese authorities. But there was no doubt who the residents blamed.

"We never want to see him come here again," said N'diaye, hiking her loose gown onto her shoulders with a frown.

As the sun rose over Goree before Bush's arrival, the only people to be seen on the main beach were U.S. officials and secret service agents. Frogmen swam through the shallows and hoisted themselves up to peer into brightly painted pirogues.

Normally, the island teems with tourists, Senegal's ubiquitous traders, hawkers of cheap African art, photographers offering to take pictures and all the expected trappings of a tourist hot-spot in one of the world's poorest countries.

On Tuesday, shutters on the yellow and red colonial-style houses remained shut. The cafes were closed and the narrow pier deserted, apart from security agents manning a metal detector, near the sandy beach. A gunship patrolled offshore.

"We understand that you have to have security measures, since September 11, but to dump us in another place...? We had to leave at 6 a.m. I didn't have time to bathe, and the bread did not arrive," the father-of-four said.

"We were shut up like sheep," said 15-year-old Mamadou.

Many residents compared Bush's hour-long visit unfavorably to the island tour by former President Bill Clinton in 1998.

"When Clinton came, he shook hands, people danced," said former Mayor Urbain Alexandre Diagne.

As the Bush roadtrip moved on, Goree was returning to normal with children once again diving into the shallows and clambering over the now inoffensive pirogues. 


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Re: Goree Island residents 'removed' during Bush visit [Re: Edame]
    #1696629 - 07/08/03 04:32 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

It's a shame people don't think before they talk.


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"It's slavery all over again," fumed one father-of-four, who did not want to give his name. "It's humiliating. The island was deserted."




First - whay makes that guy think Bush asked the residents to be removed?

Second - slavery? What an ass.



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Re: Goree Island residents 'removed' during Bush visit [Re: luvdemshrooms]
    #1697501 - 07/08/03 10:42 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

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luvdemshrooms said:
It's a shame people don't think before they talk.


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"It's slavery all over again," fumed one father-of-four, who did not want to give his name. "It's humiliating. The island was deserted."




First - whay makes that guy think Bush asked the residents to be removed?

Second - slavery? What an ass.






Why weren't the townspeople rounded up when Clinton came to town?

Slavery or wrongful imprisonment? Would you be contemplating vocabulary in if you were in that situation?


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Re: Goree Island residents 'removed' during Bush visit [Re: phreakyzen]
    #1697520 - 07/08/03 10:49 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

He may have been wrong in calling that slavery LDS, but why must you cling to that aspect? You think it's okay that Bush did this? Bush is such a fraud.


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Re: Goree Island residents 'removed' during Bush visit [Re: Edame]
    #1697538 - 07/08/03 10:56 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

A total media PR stunt for Bush. I am reminded of taped up "made in china" boxes only now it's the locals who are taped up.


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Re: Goree Island residents 'removed' during Bush visit [Re: phreakyzen]
    #1697576 - 07/08/03 11:07 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

I am also reminded of men being told to remove their ties so Bush looks like he's among regular people.


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Re: Goree Island residents 'removed' during Bush visit [Re: SlapnutRob]
    #1697663 - 07/08/03 11:32 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

SlapnutRob writes:

You think it's okay that Bush did this?

Where in that article does it say that Bush did it?

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Re: Goree Island residents 'removed' during Bush visit [Re: Phred]
    #1698228 - 07/09/03 02:36 AM (13 years, 4 months ago)

You caught me there, Pinky. Whatever involvement Bush has in things like that is unknown, and it's likely that he has none.


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Re: Goree Island residents 'removed' during Bush visit [Re: phreakyzen]
    #1698783 - 07/09/03 05:40 AM (13 years, 4 months ago)

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Why weren't the townspeople rounded up when Clinton came to town?



You'd have to ask the goverment of that country. No-one from the US rounded up anyone.


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Slavery or wrongful imprisonment? Would you be contemplating vocabulary in if you were in that situation?



The word slavery is so obviously wrong it wouldn't have crossed my mind to use it.

It is so wrong for what happened that only a fool would have used it.


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Re: Goree Island residents 'removed' during Bush visit [Re: SlapnutRob]
    #1698786 - 07/09/03 05:42 AM (13 years, 4 months ago)

Quote:

SlapnutRob said:
He may have been wrong in calling that slavery LDS, but why must you cling to that aspect? You think it's okay that Bush did this? Bush is such a fraud.



It's telling that you would say Bush did this. Where in the article, or anywhere else do you see anyone claim Bush wanted or requested this? Or for that matter even knew of it?

EDIT: I see this was already covered.


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Re: Goree Island residents 'removed' during Bush visit [Re: Edame]
    #1699233 - 07/09/03 12:07 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

terrible PR stunt by the GOP.

horrible security measures by the senegalese authorities.


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Re: Goree Island residents 'removed' during Bush visit [Re: afoaf]
    #1699381 - 07/09/03 01:21 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

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afoaf said:
terrible PR stunt by the GOP.

horrible security measures by the senegalese authorities.



One of the more succinct and accurate responses.

All these photo-op style events suck.


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Re: Goree Island residents 'removed' during Bush visit [Re: luvdemshrooms]
    #1699483 - 07/09/03 01:59 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

he can go and give all the "slavery was wrong" speeches
he wants, but we all know he's got darkie slaves at home...

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Re: Goree Island residents 'removed' during Bush visit [Re: afoaf]
    #1699505 - 07/09/03 02:07 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

Quote:

afoaf said:
he can go and give all the "slavery was wrong" speeches
he wants, but we all know he's got darkie slaves at home...

:smirk: 



Don't you?


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Re: Goree Island residents 'removed' during Bush visit [Re: luvdemshrooms]
    #1700137 - 07/09/03 05:48 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

walmart sells them so cheap...how can you not? :smirk:


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