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Obama´s Southeast Asia Trip
All Style, No Substance

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Posted By:SoCalGal, 11/20/2012 11:18:18 PM

Diplomacy: So amid all the colorful and flirty photos from President Obama´s first tour of Southeast Asia, what did he actually accomplish? As usual, he served himself politically in what was largely a Potemkin mission abroad. It was obvious enough from the rubelike gaffes that the president hasn´t been particularly interested or attentive to the affairs of Thailand, Burma or Cambodia as he made his first trip since his re-election. It was pretty much all style over substance. In his tour of Burma, billed as an historic first visit since Burma´s 2007 move to democracy, it was clear

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In over his head. And supposedly out there to spread spread the virtues of democracy, he proceeded to lament that he couldn´t rule unopposed.

The caption under the photo is pretty funny. And sad, considering he represents the United States. Even Cambodia´s first lady pulled an embarrassing stunt that any Cambodian would understand. Does anyone believe those canny Asians aren´t on to this phony?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Mike PHX, 11/20/2012 11:26:10 PM     (No. 9026831)

HA! Thanks for the head´s up, SCG. I never would have seen that anywhere but here.
I´m sure they, like every sentient government is wondering, "How the hell did this Amateur get re-elected?
We sure overestimated the Yanks."

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Reply 2 - Posted by: bridgepard, 11/20/2012 11:27:42 PM     (No. 9026835)

Obama is all style, no substance. You expected something different?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: janylou, 11/21/2012 1:22:33 AM     (No. 9026899)

"It didn´t help that he ignored the real heroes who helped push Burma toward a more open system — President and Mrs. Bush, as well as Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, Sens. John McCain and Mitch McConnell, seeming to take credit for it himself."

Looks like this is all W´s fault too, but The national embarrassment somehow didn´t get around to mentioning it.


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Reply 4 - Posted by: Kurto, 11/21/2012 2:01:44 AM     (No. 9026918)

A must read. The most accurate coverage of 0bama on his Burma joy ride. And, we thought joeBiteMe was the national buffoon.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Nimby, 11/21/2012 3:44:37 AM     (No. 9026937)

Style? What style? That he couldn´t get the names and the addressing correctly? This lazy patoot couldn´t spend an extra minute to master the names. Is this what they call style?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: ByteGuru, 11/21/2012 5:15:34 AM     (No. 9026970)

"But he also undermined his supposed democracy mission, first by telling the Burmese leaders that he too wished he could govern without opposition, calling into question whether he himself believed in the representative government he was advocating."

Once again and for the umpteenth time the First Kenyan admits that he does not support the USA style of government. Why am I not surprised ???


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Reply 7 - Posted by: binthere_dunthat, 11/21/2012 5:30:37 AM     (No. 9026982)

As # 5 points out, Zero certainly has no style. As for substance, that´s a laugh. He has had four years w/o showing even a shred of substance.

I hope when he prays to Allah, he is very grateful for his success in carrying off a massive election fraud in addition to the large number of uninformed and just plain stupid who voted for his little affirmative action self.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: pineledger, 11/21/2012 5:35:28 AM     (No. 9026988)

6, when I read the sentence you quote, my mouth dropped open.

Maybe he just inadvertently revealed his goal.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Jebediah, 11/21/2012 6:13:37 AM     (No. 9027039)

And what about him mispronouncing the names and calling Burma with the military title of Myanmar? So similar to giving the Queen VCR´s in the wrong form........sloppy and insulting, but a freebie trip and photo op that the MSM will applaud.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: stablemoney, 11/21/2012 9:00:34 AM     (No. 9027313)

Aside from Obama hustling the PM, I see no purpose for the trip.

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