Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Bush in Denmark: Anything Smell Rotten?

Our Dear Leader had his birthday in Denmark! This is what CNN writes about Bush's reception there:

Outside Fredensborg Palace, where Bush had lunch with Queen Margrethe II and her husband, a group of people held small U.S. and Danish flags -- and a large banner proclaiming, "Happy Birthday George." A smaller group held several protest banners urging U.S. and Danish withdrawal from Iraq and "Peace."

Sounds like the Danes are happy with our policies, on the whole. Except that some other sources, not in the U.S., tell a slightly different story:

Thousands of Danish demonstrators gathered outside the US Embassy in Copenhagen on Wednesday to protest a visit by President George W. Bush amid one of the biggest security operations Denmark has ever seen.

This contrast is probably accidental. But it's always a great idea to read more than one source in any one event. Just like perjury requires at least two witnesses!