July 3rd, 2008
03:55 PM ET
12 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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  1. Bishop


    July 3, 2008 06:08 pm at 6:08 pm |
  2. Gramma Faye /Idaho

    He "claims" to be a rancher. Maybe he might decide to stay there and teach them how to ranch to feed themsleves. Also maybe he might use his greed to get them to start drilling their own oil or let his cronie oil business friends go over there so they can use their own resources. Could he show them the difference in lead paint????
    I see that as a great future for him to go over and try to run their country.

    July 3, 2008 06:09 pm at 6:09 pm |
  3. Kristy

    I wonder if this has anything to do with the recent delivery of food to Korea over the nuke removal? I'm sure that China was intricately involved with that effort. Korea is broke, but I'm sure it was pressure from China that led them to the agreement. I may hate Bush, but this does seem to have been a success and he owes China for the help. I'm sick over the China atrocities, but understand that the democrats are playing this, knowing a deal is a deal. They would have made the same deal. They knew this was the deal, and are using it politically. Unfortunately, Bush can't have it both ways. I have to give him props this time, even though I can't stand him. This is the reality of how business is done in the real world. We may not like it, but you have to work with people you don't agree with all the time.

    July 3, 2008 06:09 pm at 6:09 pm |
  4. Phil, FL

    Obama just said he is rethinking the withdrawl of US troops from Iraq.

    Lou – it reads re-thinking. McCain has yet to even THINK the first time.

    Bomb bomb bomb bomb bomb bomb war war war war

    No thinking there

    July 3, 2008 06:14 pm at 6:14 pm |
  5. Jim - Tucson

    I hear they're running short on javelin catchers.

    July 3, 2008 06:16 pm at 6:16 pm |
  6. Glenn

    Bush and McBush together in China! What a hoot! McBush simply can't shuck his 95% voting record for Bush. He is tied to the disasters within our economy: gasoline and energy price spiraling, unemployment, mortgage scandal and many more issues. He is also responsible for military strategy that has failed in spite of heroic measures and actions by our tropps. Five years Bush stated "Mission Accomplished!" Where is Osama Bin Laden? Captured? Are we safer from terrorists than before 9/11? How many more thousands of US troops must die and tens of thousands wounded before Bush and McBush admit they lied to go to war against Iraq so George could get pay back for his dad not finsihing his Iraqi War? Are you safer now as you were eight years ago? Are you better off financially now than eight years ago?

    July 3, 2008 06:16 pm at 6:16 pm |

    **** BREAKING NEWS ****

    President Bush is secretly a spy for the Russian government. Created by a program known as "Red State,” the current president has been under communist control since the early 80's. Red State has worked out to be the single largest espionage effort by a former communist country that has actually been successful.

    The plan, destroy the image of the United States, divide its people, kill off its image as a strong military presence, cripple it's economy and the will of American patriotism.

    Fact: President Bush has had a long lasting friendship since he took office with a former KGB agent; the gentleman in question, Vladimir Putin, was the original architect of "Red State." Mr. Putin, also the former president of the Soviet Union, has been working behind the scenes with other communist governments to overthrow the USA when they looked their weakest. The other countries include, China, Venezuela, and North Korea. Unfortunately, North Korea has folded to pressure and the result is the rise of an unlikely Russian ally, Iran.

    Don't be fooled fellow Americans we cannot let the continued communist influence in our government be the death of our great Nation.

    July 3, 2008 06:22 pm at 6:22 pm |
  8. boered1

    does somebody want to explain why you idiots voted this moron in not once but twice? I voted against him both times because it was apparent to me that he did n9ot have the best interest of world freedom and America in his heart, to go to the bejing opening ceremonies, to publically suck up to a despotic state is just wrong. I guess maybe if we ahd not mortgaged our future to fight an illegal, immoral and unjust war in Iraq we could tell China NO! but since we did, and oyu idiots are responsible for letting him do it, we have to go suck up to the Communist.. good job IDIOTS!

    July 3, 2008 06:27 pm at 6:27 pm |
  9. Indiana

    BUSH....boooooooooooooo boooooooooooooo boooooooooooo...go and stay there...and take McBush with you....

    July 3, 2008 06:28 pm at 6:28 pm |
  10. boered1

    Lou July 3rd, 2008 4:03 pm ET

    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!
    _____________________________________________________ So are you 1) an idiot who doesn't understand the spoken word 2) a moronic mccainite who can only distort what Obama said but not refute it or 3) a moronic clintonista who will twist and lie like their goddess to make obama seem bad? It must be one of the three because he has NEVER stepped away from his 16 months to 2 years statement.. good try though! NOT!! the lies and distortions will be corrected!

    July 3, 2008 06:31 pm at 6:31 pm |
  11. David Newport, OR

    who gives a flying shot? (just substitute another vowel for the 'o')

    July 3, 2008 06:32 pm at 6:32 pm |
  12. Raymond Duke

    I don't care that Bush attends the olympics. I really care about the stupid trade policy he and his administration has put togther that has screwed the american people. I care about america . I don't care what is going on in china, the middle east, africa and all the other places in the world. I don't believe in nation building , foriegn aid or all of that crap. If you want freedom, fight for it yourself. If you don't want to starve, get ofoff your tail and figure out how to produce food.

    July 3, 2008 06:39 pm at 6:39 pm |
  13. al


    July 3, 2008 06:40 pm at 6:40 pm |
  14. Evan

    It's hypocritical to condemn Iraq's dictator, Hussein, for killing a huge number of people when Bush is perfectly ok with being chummy with China's dictator. By the way China has killed the most people this year, more than ANY country. Hmmmm

    I say boycott

    Esther, he has already won the gold medal for destroying america! No competition.

    July 3, 2008 06:49 pm at 6:49 pm |
  15. Allen from Hartwell, GA

    Let's pray that he doesn't turn over the deed to the USA while he is there. His administration has already given the communists everything they want, and the land is about the only thing we have left.

    July 3, 2008 06:50 pm at 6:50 pm |
  16. skunkrat The Marine

    That figures, Maybe they will abduct him and demand a ransom or use him as a target in the marksmanship competition.

    July 3, 2008 06:52 pm at 6:52 pm |
  17. pam Eugene OR

    Bush has to go. We owe China too much money to offend them! We don't want them to turn off the money faucet. My gosh, how would we pay for our war?

    July 3, 2008 07:11 pm at 7:11 pm |
  18. vick

    never come back!!!!!!!!!!!!

    July 3, 2008 07:15 pm at 7:15 pm |
  19. Jon, Somewhere, MI

    Apparently it's okay for Barack Obama to talk to repressive dictators in Iran and Cuba, but heaven forbid Bush do so with China.

    July 3, 2008 07:15 pm at 7:15 pm |
  20. Chris in Va.

    They'll probably give him a medal for the sweet trade deals he has given them. He is a hero to the Chinese Motherland.

    July 3, 2008 07:27 pm at 7:27 pm |
  21. PCS / North Carolina

    May be he can ask the chinese to fogive our trillion dolor debt, just like he pleaded with the Saudi Oil barons to pump more oil. this GOP idiots would understand only money, money, money. Thease GOP neocons have no sence of humanity (Bogus relegious fanatics).

    Vote GOP if it is Ok to have
    49 million american's without health care insurance.
    We spend 15% of the GDP on health care ( next is Canada with 7.8%), but have mortality stats 23 in the world ! Yeah, tell this to the GOP NeoCons. They will say, Saudis and others come to our country to get health care. All the while U.S citizens go shopping in Canada and Mexico to get cheaper prescription drugs, and have to choose to buy food or paying medical bills.

    McCain will never understand this. Why ?
    He has
    1) Medicare
    2) Millitary Health Care insurance
    3) Senate Health Care
    4) Insurance from his spouces 5$ bil Booze industry

    He wants Health Care to be market driven. Tell this to the 49million uninsured. Health Care is a right, not a commodity. Ours is the only country where third parties ( Insurance carries, drug cartels) profits from deneing claims to the needy sick patients.

    July 3, 2008 07:29 pm at 7:29 pm |
  22. Teddy

    Of course, Bush should attend. He did not want to isolate U.S. from the world. How many country leaders have expressed desire not to attend? I can only name a few: France, Germany, and a couple of other Europe countries. Do these countries represent the world? Of course, not. U.K. leader must be there at closing ceremony because they are the next host country. So it is hard for Mr. Brown from U.K. to be there at both openning and closing ceremonies.

    In any case, the world goes on with or without the U.S. Please do not just think U.S. is the world. Mr. Bush had that view before and he has learnt a lesson.

    July 3, 2008 07:31 pm at 7:31 pm |
  23. Lilah

    An unjust war criminal attending the Olympics hosted by other unjust war criminals.. can't really say that I'm shocked. I for one will never watch a second of the Olympics while they are in China. It's a travesty.

    July 3, 2008 07:31 pm at 7:31 pm |
  24. Fay Tx

    Mr Bush.......Have a safe trip........God bless you and God bless America !!!

    July 3, 2008 07:42 pm at 7:42 pm |
  25. Paula Hussein MacK

    Gee surprise, surprise! I mean he started a war for oil and has let thousands of soldiers die from his own country.. why in heaven's name would he ever make a stand for human rights in China!! The man is a brainless slug and his popularity is so low nothing can save his legacy now. What a loser he is.
    I just can't believe the Olympics Commitee gave the games to China at all. All the human rights violations and the pollution! My gosh the athletes will all be having asthma attacks.

    July 3, 2008 07:50 pm at 7:50 pm |
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