"I frankly felt like the reception we
received on the way in from the airport was very warm and hospitable,
and I want to thank the Canadian people who came out to wave - with all
five fingers." [G.W. via AP] The truth is -- Bush's first visit to Canada since his Presidency was met by a barrage of
The truth is -- Bush's first visit to Canada since his Presidency was met by a barrage ofthousands of protesters, each armed with signs asking the President to "please leave" calling him an "assassin" and "war criminal". Hardly a "warm and hospitable" welcome.
In 2003, Bush imposed a ban on beef imports from Canada, all for a lone case of mad cow syndrome attributed to a piece of Alberta beef. Prime Minister Martin made a not-so-subtle reminder during Bush's Canadian visit to lift the ban, serving the President Alberta beef for dinner.