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.


Filed under: President Bush
soundoff (110 Responses)
  1. RickytheGriff

    Thank you President Bush for supporting a nation with some of the WORST human rights violations in the world!

    Trying to get more pointers, Herr Bush?

    July 3, 2008 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  2. David in KC

    Hopefully he chokes on the pollution and contracts bird flu.

    July 3, 2008 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  3. Adam

    Birds of feather.....

    July 3, 2008 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  4. Mickie in PA

    Maybe they can arrange to get him stuck in the kelp that keeps accumulating, at least until his term is up so he can't do any more damage.

    July 3, 2008 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  5. 4obama

    stay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! away!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Bush

    July 3, 2008 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  6. Marc

    Got to squeeze in a few more vacations before next January, I guess.

    July 3, 2008 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  7. Paul In Seattle

    I hope he has a wonderful time!

    July 3, 2008 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  8. RV - Arizona

    Great! I hope he stays there!

    July 3, 2008 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  9. Saad from NJ

    Wow... I am so happy. Stupid Olympics did not mean anything to me! Now they do. LOL!!!

    July 3, 2008 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  10. Vietnam COMBAT Vet, OHIO

    He will be carrying a big sack full of money to give them!!!! What a two faced jerk!!!

    July 3, 2008 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  11. John B. From New Hampshire

    thought he said he owuld not..... typical bush. OBAMA OR NO ONE!!!!

    July 3, 2008 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  12. William Courtland, Southern Ontario

    Should he not be allowed to go anywhere he has reason or business?

    Should they not have anyone following them because they are finished... not even security?

    July 3, 2008 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  13. Enlightened Voter

    Who the heck cares................................

    July 3, 2008 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  14. Women for Obama

    Please stay.

    July 3, 2008 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  15. Mani

    10-4

    July 3, 2008 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  16. Terry

    China can keep him. We don't want him back.

    Obama 08

    July 3, 2008 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  17. Paul

    He'll be there to thank the Chinese for letting us use their torture techniques.

    July 3, 2008 04:59 pm at 4:59 pm |
  18. Steven(Ontario, California)

    This is horrible. Pres. Bush didn't attend the opening ceremonies at Athens. Pres. Clinton didn't go to Sydney. But Bush now wants to go to a China, a country whose Human Rights violatiios are high. Bush should have done what President's always do for Olympics on foriegn soil: SEND A DELEGATION

    July 3, 2008 04:59 pm at 4:59 pm |
  19. major Payne

    Gee how much "fuel" will that use up. How about staying home and focus on how much the price of gas and the economy is affecting Americans instead of spending our tax dollars to fly to China

    July 3, 2008 04:59 pm at 4:59 pm |
  20. Phil, FL

    I personally hope they keep him there until he pays all that is owed to them OUT OF HIS OWN POCKET !!!!

    Obama 08

    July 3, 2008 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |
  21. tedious898

    see what happens when you don't "Vote for the smart guy"

    July 3, 2008 05:02 pm at 5:02 pm |
  22. Nick

    Of course he will. He doesn't want to boycott, because we are going to need to defer some of our loans.

    July 3, 2008 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  23. Jason

    Awesome. China has definite shortcomings but a snub of this nations proudest moment would be stupid.

    July 3, 2008 05:13 pm at 5:13 pm |
  24. mitchell hussein martin

    good job.keep supporting communists bush!

    July 3, 2008 05:20 pm at 5:20 pm |
  25. Esther

    this presidency can be used as an olympic sport of destroying america hope if he goes they keep him

    July 3, 2008 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |
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