Protesting against Trump’s visit is reckless showboating

Protesting against Trump’s visit is reckless showboating

Massive marches and a secondhand hot-air balloon only risk antagonising a politician who Ireland badly needs onside

Some years ago, driving early one foggy October morning down a minor road in Belgium, a vast graveyard emerged in front of me. Thousands of small white headstones stretched into the distance until they disappeared in the fog. Finally, as I rounded a bend, I saw the huge marble archway entrance, the flags on flagpoles, the lines of parked cars and tour buses. It was one of the major US war cemeteries, where the thousands of their dead from presumably the battles at nearby Ypres were buried.

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