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admin
Jul 6, 2005, 10:59 AM
Yay, we win!

I guess we were the only country that bothered to sent our leader to Singapore to see the results, and we didn't insult another countries cusine 2 days before the final draw!!

Any comments?

MITM18
Jul 6, 2005, 11:18 AM
With New York there was too many problems with the West Side Stadium being built so my second choice was London yes.


Cheers :D

yardgames
Jul 6, 2005, 04:48 PM
Uh, hello, I'm sorry Mr. Bush couldn't be in Singapore, but he has a bit further to travel to get to the G8 summit, which London is also so keen about (with the rest of the world).

MITM18
Jul 6, 2005, 05:06 PM
What does that mean?

yardgames
Jul 6, 2005, 05:18 PM
David said Bush wans't good enough to be in Singapore supporting New York; I said he has further to travel for the G8 summit, which would conflict with it.

admin
Jul 6, 2005, 05:21 PM
I wasn't directly insulting Mr Bush to be fair, it was mainly the French President Jacque Chirac who said that he hated British food!

MITM18
Jul 6, 2005, 05:22 PM
I just dont think it would have been necessary for Bush to go anyways, there is better things he needs to focus on than the olympics.

Emrysgirl
Jul 6, 2005, 11:48 PM
I don't believe there was any particular need for any of the leaders to be at the announcement. But then again, I suppose the Olympics would be a pretty big economic asset (poor Greece, that didn't exactly work out, did it?).

The visit would be, like a lot of thing the heads of state do, mainly ceremonial/respectful since the Olympics are supposed to be a symbol of global harmony/ coming together.

But, while Bush had no particular reason to be present, I don't think you're justified in using the G8 Summit as an excuse. After all, Blair is a lot more involved: he is HOSTING it!

As a non-Brit, I found Chirac's comment's hilarious:D. I believe they went a lot further than just saying the British can't cook. I think he said that no one whose food was that bad should be trusted and that the only contribution Britain has made to European agriculture was Mad Cow disease

yardgames
Jul 7, 2005, 08:43 AM
Before this morning, the terrorists hadn't struck in England yet, so Blair didn't have as much security as Bush. It would have been more than it's worth trying to get Bush to SIngapore in the middle of the G8.

Jimmy Junior
Jul 7, 2005, 04:30 PM
Although I'm English I think Jacques Chirac was totally out of order there - OK, French cuisine is generally better than British, people call the French 'cheese munching surrender monkeys' and stuff, but heads of state can't go around saying things like that. It'd be like if he said the Germans can't ever be trusted with anything ever again, because they're all a bunch of manic, mass-murdering Nazis.
Prince Philip goes around the world putting his foot in his mouth, but he can almost get away with it because he can't easily be elected out.

yardgames
Jul 7, 2005, 05:30 PM
I agree with that.

A bit off-topic, but I had a dream last night that Jacques Chirac wasn't the guy's real name; in fact, he didn't actually have a name, he was called woof-woof or something--that is, his name was in dog language--so PM Blair decided to call him Jacques Chirac so that we could refer to him as something.

Emrysgirl
Jul 8, 2005, 10:44 AM
Although I'm English I think Jacques Chirac was totally out of order there - OK, French cuisine is generally better than British, people call the French 'cheese munching surrender monkeys' and stuff, but heads of state can't go around saying things like that. It'd be like if he said the Germans can't ever be trusted with anything ever again, because they're all a bunch of manic, mass-murdering Nazis.
Prince Philip goes around the world putting his foot in his mouth, but he can almost get away with it because he can't easily be elected out.
Why although you're English? Especially because you're English.

It was definately out of line. Especially if you consider that he was talking to other heads of state (Wasn't he with Schroeder and someone else?). Particularly the second part (about MCD).

But if you consider all the dumb things other ppl (especially Bush) have said, it's pretty trivial. It's too stupid to be taken seriously, and so it's just funny how he got himself in trouble.:D

Jimmy Junior
Jul 8, 2005, 02:45 PM
Why although you're English? Especially because you're English.

It was definately out of line. Especially if you consider that he was talking to other heads of state (Wasn't he with Schroeder and someone else?). Particularly the second part (about MCD).

But if you consider all the dumb things other ppl (especially Bush) have said, it's pretty trivial. It's too stupid to be taken seriously, and so it's just funny how he got himself in trouble.:DI meant you would have needed to take that into consideration when reading my post.
Which occasions of Bush verbally attacking his 'allies' were you referring to? I can't think of any off-hand.