Photo from the 2004 G8 summit
Leaving his last G8 summit, Dubya said "goodbye from the world's biggest polluter." Given the fact that much of the summit was devoted to coming up with a strategy for cleaning up after the world's biggest polluter, it's not surprising that even France's conservative president expressed shock.
Bush's remark wasn't the only source of controversy at the summit. A press packet issued by the White House described Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi as one of the "most controversial leaders in the history of a country known for government corruption and vice".
This is precisely why a lot of people don't like Americans: because some of us act like assholes when we travel abroad. And now Bush, representing all Americans, has gone abroad and done his best to perpetrate every negative stereotype commonly attributed to Americans.
Worst. President. Imaginable.
(cross posted at appletree)