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Saturday, November 20, 2004


The public demonstrations currently being held against President Bush and his Iraq policy in Santiago, Chile during the APEC Forum are a forecast of a wave of demonstrations that will follow him anywhere he travels in the world.

The worry that similar demonstrations will geet him when he tavels to Canada later in November is voiced by Toronto's Globe and Mail in the article "APEC-Style Protests Feared for Bush's Ottawa Visit." Specifically,

As anti-George Bush American protesters clashed with police in the streets of Santiago yesterday, Prime Minister Paul Martin called for Canadians who disagree with the U.S. President to keep their dissent "reasonable" when Mr. Bush visits Ottawa later this month.

Such demonstrations should be a cause for worry about the place of the US in the world. Will similar demonstrations begin within the US?

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