Well at least it looks like even the Brits consider this guy to be a nut case.
Red Ken's rant at Bush
By GEORGE PASCOE-WATSON
LONDON Mayor Ken Livingstone was branded an idiot last night after an outrageous attack on US President George Bush.
Lefty Ken sparked fury when he dubbed President Bush “the greatest threat to life on this planet”.
And he added to the insult by REFUSING to recognise Mr Bush as the lawful US leader.
Red Ken’s outburst came 24 hours before the President flies in on a state visit.
Tory mayoral candidate Steve Norris said: “This is an idiotic statement that shames the office of the Mayor of London. It is so absurdly over-the-top it defies belief.
“He’s the Mayor for God’s sake and shouts his mouth off like a teenager. He must surely realise the US is London’s best customer for tourism and financial services.
“This kind of irresponsible and self-indulgent politics will do massive harm.”
Mr Livingstone’s attack came in an interview in the Ecologist magazine.
He said: “I actually think Bush is the greatest threat to life on this planet that we’ve most probably ever seen.
“The policies he is initiating will doom us to extinction.” In a jibe at Mr Bush scraping through his 2000 election after a contested count in Florida, he added: “I don’t formally recognise George Bush because he was not officially elected.”
Livingstone then went on to boast he was trying to organise an anti-Bush reception at his swanky London HQ — at council taxpayers’ expense.
The tirade is a huge embarrassment to Prime Minister Tony Blair. He had been on the brink of welcoming Livingstone back to the Labour Party after he won the £110,000-a-year job as an independent.
Anti-Bush protests were also fuelled by Lib Dem leader Charles Kennedy.
But Mr Blair insisted Britain should stand firm with America. He said recent bomb attacks in Turkey and Saudi Arabia showed the need for a united war on terror.
And he defended President Bush, stressing he would NEVER go to war without just cause.
He broke off a speech in Birmingham to say: “Now is not the time to waver — now is the time to see it through. I hope people understand nobody takes a decision to go to war lightly.”
Mr Bush and wife Laura will be guests of the Queen and Prince Philip at Buckingham Palace. A formal banquet will be held there tomorrow night.
The President will have talks with Mr Blair in Downing Street on Thursday morning before visiting the PM’s Sedgefield constituency on Friday.
The more they hate him, the happier I am that I voted for him....
Its Official the Brits have lost their F***ing minds.
If W. is the biggest threat then who helps the planet the most in his opinion? Kim Jung whatever the hell his name is of North Korea?
Its like these people just say and believe in the opposite of everything that is right in this world.
I dont get it!!!!
They will hate me again in 2004.....I will vote for Bush again.
I can't say that I have agreed with every decision that President Bush has made, but he manages to piss off all of the right people, so that's good enough for me.
NO… you are getting bad information, what the liberal media want you to think. Rule number one is do not believe what you see in the media.
You will see a lot of protest to the Presidents visit but these do people do not represent main stream British opinion.
“The Guardian” a left leaning paper in England just released the story and poll below that shows just the opposite.
You guys probably dont know "Red" Ken Livingtone's background. He is, basically, a communist and supporter of the IRA.
Another British dignitary leading the protests against Bush is George Galloway. A man who described the day the Soviet Union collapsed as "The saddest day of my life". A man who had stood up for and argued tirelessly to lift sanctions on Saddam Hussein throughout the 1990's, after Saddam was overthrown piles of documents were found that George Galloway had been on Saddam's payroll since Kuwait was liberated. He was thrown out of the Labour Party for his treasonous behavior.
The main organizers of the protest, Stop the War is like the British equivalent of International ANSWER, i.e., a bunch of career communists who loathe the United States, capitalism, liberalism, and oppose us no matter what we do.
These are truly awful people, scum de la scum, and now they're joining up with the Islamic extremists because they have a common enemy: The United States and George Bush. I dont know, it's pretty easy for me to pick sides here.
Tit for tat...
I'm sure that if someone asked, the Mayor of Berkeley, CA would say the same or similar about Tony Blair.
I also really love it when foreigners comment on our election process, being the experts that they are, of course!