Notes: Last week George W. Bush traveled to Europe. In Germany, 10,000 protested his visit. Most European nations have signed the Kyoto Protocol on the environment, but Bush has opposed the United States doing so. The U.S. has also refused to sign onto the concept of an international criminal court which most European countries have signed onto. Many Europeans are opposed to America's threats to invade Iraq fearing a broader war. By week's end Donald Rumsfeld was saying that there were no plans on the table to invade Iraq, a position agreed with by American military leader who have said an American force of 200,000 would be necessary and Saddam Hussein, with his back up against a wall, would likely unleash chemical and biological weapons. In sum, many Europeans see Bush as a bully with a my-way-or-the-highway attitude. Still, during the trip he'd signed a treaty on nuclear weapons with Russia -- which has its critics -- and many in the German legislature applauded his speech to them. 05.26.02