Police authorities were clearly surprised at the small number of protesters who attended an anti-Bush rally held in Berlin yesterday. A mere 700 concerned Germans took part in the demonstration held against the controversial, hard-line president.

Tens of thousands of demonstrators had been expected to descend upon Berlin Sunday to show their discontent with the despicable policies of the rogue president, who has not only publicly called for the destruction of the State of Israel, he has also been at the forefront of a large international campaign denying the Holocaust, as well. And his recent quest to push on with an atomic program in order to develop nuclear weapons for his country has also made many a peace-loving and green-hearted German wary.

No one can figure out the sudden lack of interest on the part of these German activists who have otherwise been more than eager to protest against Bush in the past. Although many of these concerned citizens privately maintain that they have a “moral imperative” to support Israel because of Germany’s responsibility for the Holocaust (Germany is currently pursuing legislation to make the denial of the Holocaust a crime within the European Union, for instance), few of them seem willing to do so in public.

Yesterday’s pitiful Berlin demonstration coincided with the 62nd anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp, which is marked around the world by ceremonies on the occasion of Holocaust Memorial Day.

PS: Of course I meant “Bush” as in the bush growing on Ahmadinejad’s face.

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