first_imgBut critics of the US military occupation of Iraq promptly described the visit as an attempt to curry favour with the mammoth Irish-American community ahead of November’s presidential election.Dublin Socialist MEP Proinsias de Rossa dubbed the invitation to Bush “an affront to the 100,000 Irish people who, just a year ago, marched against US aggression in Iraq”.Foreign Minister Brian Cowen, meanwhile, said a joint EU-US plan to combat AIDS could be on the summit’s agenda.last_img

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