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OfflineRonoS
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African newspapers trash Bush's visit.
    #1703183 - 07/10/03 05:33 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

The African Bush
By June Thomas
Posted Wednesday, July 9, 2003, at 5:41 PM PT


George W. Bush's trip to Africa?with stops in Botswana, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, and Uganda?received a lukewarm welcome from the African press. South Africa's Sunday Times said the whirlwind tour is "part of an elaborate plan to give [Bush's] presidency a human face. Being seen to be helping 'poor, starving Africans,' and expressing support for the New Partnership for Africa's Development will work with African-American voters who are key to Bush's re-election campaign." On a less high-minded note, an op-ed in the Nation of Kenya looked forward to hearing Bush "pronounce African tongue-twister names like Olusegun Obasanjo and Abdoulaye Wade."


South Africa's Mail and Guardian likened Bush to a prostitute: "Like the world's oldest profession, the Republican administration of United States President George W Bush has interests, rather than principles." The editorial warned, "It would be a mistake to take Bush's 'compassionate agenda' seriously. His whistle-stop tour of five African countries ? must be seen for what it is?hard-eyed self-service posing as a mercy mission." Bush's main concerns, the paper said, are "domestic security, the advancement of corporate America and the securing of strategic assets, mainly oil." The paper concluded, "Africa can exert some beneficial influence in bringing the world's most destructive and irresponsible rogue state back into line."

The Cape Argus said it was in the United States' interest to help Africa: "The 11 conflicts currently tearing the continent apart must ? make Bush realise that any one of those theatres of war has the potential to hide and nurture those who wish to harm the US. ? It is important that when Bush leaves, he leaves behind hope and economic prospects that will lift Africans out of poverty." The Cape Times, meanwhile, counseled Bush's opponents to exercise "restraint and sobriety" in the interests of realpolitik. "It is foolish to castigate and vilify the US yet, in the same breath, demand that the US increase its aid to Africa."

The Financial Times said Bush goofed by leaving Kenya off his itinerary. The East African nation has suffered significant losses as a result of two al-Qaida bombings?of the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi in 1998 and an Israeli-owned hotel in Mombassa last November. "In both cases, the victims were mostly Kenyans. Subsequent warnings against travel to Kenya by the US, Britain and others ? have caused disproportionate damage to its economy. If anyone wants to persuade Africans that the world does not treat them unfairly, this is not the way to do it."

An op-ed in Kenya's East African concluded that Bush is not serious about Africa because "he won't eat matooke." Rather than traveling with his own chefs, the president should sample local food, because for "most Africans nothing speaks more eloquently of your affection for them ? than having a meal in their homes."



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Re: African newspapers trash Bush's visit. [Re: Rono]
    #1703194 - 07/10/03 05:36 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

Yeah but at least he's doing this instead of more war. And most of this is silly. 'He wont eat matooke'? Oh no!!!

Even if his motives are suspect, he should be judged by his actions.


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Re: African newspapers trash Bush's visit. [Re: pattern]
    #1703200 - 07/10/03 05:38 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

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he should be judged by his actions.




I agree 100%...so when's the trial?


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Re: African newspapers trash Bush's visit. [Re: Rono]
    #1703203 - 07/10/03 05:39 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

hahaha  :lol:


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Re: African newspapers trash Bush's visit. [Re: pattern]
    #1703710 - 07/10/03 08:46 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

It doesn't matter much anyway, since neither one of you are citizens here. :smile:

Looks like we will be going into Liberia soon. Is that OK with you two? The UN and all of Europe wants us to.


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Re: African newspapers trash Bush's visit. [Re: shakta]
    #1704295 - 07/11/03 12:14 AM (13 years, 4 months ago)

African Newspaper. African Newspaper. FOUND by a Canadian.POSTED by a Canadian. African newspaper.


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Re: African newspapers trash Bush's visit. [Re: Rono]
    #1704323 - 07/11/03 12:24 AM (13 years, 4 months ago)

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"hard-eyed self-service posing as a mercy mission."




Africa isn't buying it.




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Re: African newspapers trash Bush's visit. [Re: Learyfan]
    #4686640 - 09/20/05 05:49 PM (11 years, 2 months ago)



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Re: African newspapers trash Bush's visit. [Re: pattern]
    #4686728 - 09/20/05 06:17 PM (11 years, 2 months ago)

Quote:

pattern said:
Yeah but at least he's doing this instead of more war.  And most of this is silly.  'He wont eat matooke'?  Oh no!!!

Even if his motives are suspect, he should be judged by his actions. 



eating the matooke is very important :laugh:


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Re: African newspapers trash Bush's visit. [Re: Rono]
    #4686824 - 09/20/05 06:42 PM (11 years, 2 months ago)

Black people hate George Bush. Racists. Let that useless country rot in its own starving AIDS infested corpses.


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Re: African newspapers trash Bush's visit. [Re: Rono]
    #4686889 - 09/20/05 07:00 PM (11 years, 2 months ago)

I'm sure their tune would be different if Bush was giving out money.... :rolleyes:


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Re: African newspapers trash Bush's visit. [Re: daimyo]
    #4687340 - 09/20/05 08:53 PM (11 years, 2 months ago)

nice...didn't the 'one true god' teach compassion and
to love one another?


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Re: African newspapers trash Bush's visit. [Re: daimyo]
    #4687423 - 09/20/05 09:08 PM (11 years, 2 months ago)

Peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations -- entangling alliances with none.
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Re: African newspapers trash Bush's visit. [Re: afoaf]
    #4688390 - 09/21/05 12:45 AM (11 years, 2 months ago)

Quote:

afoaf said:
nice...didn't the 'one true god' teach compassion and
to love one another?




No. He was not a teacher. He is the creator who made everything and left the rest to us.
You are thinking of some long haired hippie guru.


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TheHateCamel said:
Peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations -- entangling alliances with none.
-Thomas Jefferson




Exactly. It is time we stop burdening ourselves with saving other countries from their plights. Let them all do what they want as long as it doesn't involve us. And failing that, take them over and reap the benefits.


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Re: African newspapers trash Bush's visit. [Re: daimyo]
    #4689259 - 09/21/05 07:26 AM (11 years, 2 months ago)

> Let them all do what they want as long as it doesn't involve us.

Unfortunately, this isn't possible... the earth has gotten too small... my front yard is your back yard, so to speak.


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Re: African newspapers trash Bush's visit. [Re: Seuss]
    #4690419 - 09/21/05 03:43 PM (11 years, 2 months ago)

Why isn't it possible? Non-intervention does not mean isolation. It may not be what you want, but this does not been it's not possible. It certainly would serve the American taxpayers well and result in less ill will if the U.S. would have a non-interventionist foreign policy. There is no evidence to say that it will not work, merely sentiment. Why would it be wrong to abandon the traditions of imperialism and interventionism which have been infecting the republic since The Spanish American War?


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Re: African newspapers trash Bush's visit. [Re: Prosgeopax]
    #4691424 - 09/21/05 07:49 PM (11 years, 2 months ago)

Quote:

Prosgeopax said:
Why isn't it possible? Non-intervention does not mean isolation. It may not be what you want, but this does not been it's not possible. It certainly would serve the American taxpayers well and result in less ill will if the U.S. would have a non-interventionist foreign policy. There is no evidence to say that it will not work, merely sentiment. Why would it be wrong to abandon the traditions of imperialism and interventionism which have been infecting the republic since The Spanish American War?




In light of this opinion, would you be in favor of withdrawing from Iraq?


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Re: African newspapers trash Bush's visit. [Re: daimyo]
    #4693769 - 09/22/05 03:38 AM (11 years, 2 months ago)

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daimyo said:
Black people hate George Bush. Racists. Let that useless country rot in its own starving AIDS infested corpses.




Lets see, a lot of people dont like Bush. He doesnt particularly care about anybody but the wealthy who support him. You really think that people who dont like Bush should rot or only black people who dont like him?

I mean your statement is blatently racist and moronic yet you are complaining about racism. Pathetic much? Your maturity level is truly off the charts and I hope karma kicks you in the ass just like you deserve.


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Re: African newspapers trash Bush's visit. [Re: daimyo]
    #4693775 - 09/22/05 03:42 AM (11 years, 2 months ago)

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Exactly. It is time we stop burdening ourselves with saving other countries from their plights. Let them all do what they want as long as it doesn't involve us. And failing that, take them over and reap the benefits.




Why do you consider it such a burden to help out humankind? Granted we live in a particular territory but its pretty cold to not care about anybody outside of your region.

I do agree to an extent that we shouldnt involve ourselves needlessly (Iraq for example) but there are certain times where anybody who can help should. America included.


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Re: African newspapers trash Bush's visit. [Re: Inbadtaste]
    #4694142 - 09/22/05 09:36 AM (11 years, 2 months ago)

Inbadtaste, I strongly suggest you re-read the rules of this forum before posting here again. No flaming allowed. Telling a user their "maturity level is off the charts" and wishing for karma to kick them in the ass qualifies as flaming.

You get one warning. This is that warning.





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