July 3rd, 2008
03:55 PM ET
6 years ago

Bush will attend opening of Beijing Olympics

WASHINGTON (CNN) – President Bush will attend the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games in Beijing on August 8, the White House announced Thursday.


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soundoff (110 Responses)
  1. Capt. Smash, Salt Lake City, Utah

    Good maybe he can get China to forgive our all of our debt.

    July 3, 2008 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  2. Matt

    It's good that he support the men and women that have worked all their lives to get their.

    There are many other ways for the President to affect China's policy's, and boycotting the Olympic's isn't one of them

    July 3, 2008 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  3. John, Brooklyn, New York

    Bush's note to self....

    "If given the opportunity to make a public statement on human rights atrocities – DON'T"

    No worries...he's got that one covered.

    July 3, 2008 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  4. MMN - Milwaukee WI

    Is Bush taking McCain with him????

    July 3, 2008 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  5. RONNIE

    Of course Bush will attend the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games in Beijing.He has more in common with Communist Party of China than with the American people.

    July 3, 2008 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  6. Peg

    He has to attend. China owns him.

    July 3, 2008 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  7. Lou

    Obama just said he is rethinking the withdrawl of US troops from Iraq. Another politican who will say anything to get elected. I wonder if Move-On was consulted about this? Guess Not!

    July 3, 2008 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  8. Henry Miller, Cary, NC

    China–please keep him! Don't let him back on the plane after he gets there!

    July 3, 2008 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  9. Rob

    Does anyone really care about this. China can you keep the Bushes there ? Please

    July 3, 2008 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  10. Shawn T

    Do us a favor...just stay in China, oilman.

    July 3, 2008 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  11. NickNas

    SURPRISE!!! NOT!!

    Bush knows who owns him and his posturing waqs purely for Political reasons.

    July 3, 2008 04:10 pm at 4:10 pm |
  12. bob in L.A.

    Can we get him to stay there until January 21st?

    July 3, 2008 04:10 pm at 4:10 pm |
  13. Paul C. Palmetto Bay, FL

    Of course Bush will attend. He has no problem with the dictators in China, only Iraq.

    July 3, 2008 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  14. Republican for Obama

    wow, how much did the journalist get paid for that story? I mean, it must have taken forever to write.

    July 3, 2008 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
  15. Linda Esen

    Well he has nothing else to do ; he is done messing up the country and world , why not attend the olympics despite what china continues to do to Tibet.

    July 3, 2008 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  16. Pam

    Of course, those are his buddies!

    July 3, 2008 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  17. LameDuck

    Why do we have to pay for this??? If this was on his own dime would he go? 01/20/09..the last day, unless there is a Bush/Cheney coup.......

    July 3, 2008 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  18. Ian

    Seeing as how it was recently made public that we do in fact endorse torture, it seems fitting that he attends.

    July 3, 2008 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  19. Rom, NY

    He can stay in China forever
    Nobody in USA would notice his absence

    July 3, 2008 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  20. Shane

    TAKE DICK CHENEY WITH YOU AND STAY THERE!!!!!!!!!!!!

    July 3, 2008 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  21. RLG Virginia

    Hope he's got a one way ticket, he's successfully sold our country to them, as far as I'm concerned he should stay there.

    July 3, 2008 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  22. Cathy in MD

    What a guy.

    July 3, 2008 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  23. Veterans For Obama

    Bush is irrelevant. And McCain is a fossil.

    July 3, 2008 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  24. John

    Of course he will. We invade Iraq to bring freedom, yet support China despite their mistreatment of Tibet?

    Hypocrite.

    July 3, 2008 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  25. Miko Kansas City

    Don't we have someone better to represent america? (hint: OBAMA) Bush has embarrased us enough!!

    July 3, 2008 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
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