Benedict – A Breakfast Name

Once again the Bush Administration makes me wonder if there is anyone educated in protocol working there.

Is it correct etiquette to greet a Pope, or any leader of state or leader of religion, with a 21 gun salute? I bet not.

One past slip of the protocol: official announcement of a new Ambassador to Luxembourg did not use it’s full name (as can be found in online US government documents)!

We’re sorry Pope Benedict, and Grand Duchy of Luxembourg – it’s not most of our faults, we voted for someone else.