BEIJING - A charter airplane carrying the President Bush arrived to attend the Olympic games.
Northwest Airlines 747 had been expecting to park at a VIP terminal, but after landing was instead directed by the control tower to a normal international gate.
Typically, the would say only there were "logistical problems" getting clearance to unload the aircraft. The flight crew was told the Chinese were insisting that all luggage be inspected. receives the "custom of the port," meaning reporters, photographers and camera crews are able to get off the plane right after landing, board buses and head to their hotels and work areas while U.S. State Department officials process immigration and customs detail."
And so begins the "miscommunication", and "logistical snafu's" inherent to doing business with barbarians trying to look all prim and proper in their Sunday go to meetin' duds.
Dumb move pissing off the press. Makes it all the more difficult for them to lie for 'em.