Belgian minister regrets Bush-chimp comparison


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Apr 16, 2003

Belgian trainers helping police to understand body language have caused a controversy by likening George Bush's facial expressions to a chimpanzee's.

Interior Minister Patrick Dewael said he was unaware of the pictures when he signed a letter promoting the training package for police dealing with unruly soccer fans, and said the idea was "of bad taste," Het Laatste Nieuws daily reported.

The training presentation pictured the US President's face in various expressions beside photographs of a chimpanzee, the paper showed on its front page, in what was meant to be a humorous introduction to the subject of reading expressions.

Mr Dewael's office was not immediately available for comment.

I can't help but find this humorous. the comparison has been around for quite a while, but to see it in this context is funny all over again.

I hope they don't make the "Axis of Evil" over this.