Good to see that, despite everything, freedom of speech thrives in Germany and that the vastly outnumbered but determined group of pro-Bush demonstrators managed to make their point effectively.
The much larger numbers of rentacrowd protesters and Greenpeace activists in Mainz, in contrast, seem to be just going through the motions, these days. Opposition to the spread of democracy, which is how Bush has effectively positioned it, isn't a stance that will change politics in Europe or the US. And Western "oppositionism" - opposition for the sake of opposition - is a mere decadence, made possible by the security and comfort we enjoy in the West.
The plucky pro-Bush demonstrators, on the other hand, showed grit in standing up for an unpopular course, which is clearly one they believe in.
Davids Medienkritik: Bushs Visit to Mainz: A Demonstration of Success: "http://www.typepad.com/t/trackback/1896936"