George Bush is getting a warm welcome by some Germans today. There is a Pro-US Rally being held in Mainz for 43. This would have been unheard of a year or two ago. But, with the great success of the Iraqi elections and the high unemployment and low economic numbers of mainland Europe, the Shroeder-Chirac duo has lost its charisma. Even the Anti-Bush demonstrators saw lower numbers this visit. Look for Davids Medienkritik to have more on the Pro-US rally later this week.
Update: Shroeder must be in worse shape than I thought. Todays headline says “Bush, Shroeder Vow to Rebuild Partnership” . This from the man who ran his last campaign with an Anti-US/Anti-Iraq War platform.