Poor Laura Bush.
I’m sure she never expected the reception she encountered from protesters when she visited the mosque at the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem. Palestinians were outraged at her visit and shouted “You don’t belong here!”
It's really a shame George W. Bush couldn't have been in the middle of that disaster. The First Lady never asked to be any part of that. She's obviously a very nice person and does not deserve to take the heat for her husband's policies.
It just shows how out of touch the White House Powers That Be really are. Whoever arranged the visit, probably assumed it was a nice little photo op. See the First Lady wearing a head scarf and taking off her shoes to visit a mosque? She's showing her appreciation and respect for the Muslim religion. Isn't that special? So why are these people being so mean to her?
Now if she'd been in Detroit, instead of Jerusalem, those protesters would have been in their own "Free Speech" sector, ten blocks away.
I think it would do Mr. Bush a world of good to get out of his cocoon and meet the protesters head on. If Mrs. Bush can handle this type of situation with grace and aplomb, certainly George should be able to do it.
Posted by judy5cents at 10:17 AM EDT
Updated: Saturday, 28 May 2005 5:48 PM EDT