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Two African Leaders Skip Obama
Summit to Deal With Ebola

Bloomberg News, by Nicole Gaouette and Silas Gbandia

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Posted By:SoCalGal, 7/31/2014 5:54:56 PM

The presidents of Liberia and Sierra Leone plan to skip President Barack Obama’s U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit next week to deal with the deadly Ebola virus in their countries, as a White House spokesman said the outbreak won’t affect the conference. “At this point, there are no plans in place to alter the schedule in any way,” White House spokesman Josh Earnest said today of the three days of meetings planned in Washington.(Snip)The president of Guinea is still debating whether to attend the Washington conference, according to a State Department official who wasn’t authorized to comment publicly. The three countries will

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This does not seem to be an optimum time for air travel from Africa to the United States. These heads of state may not be there but their high-level delegations and their entourages will be.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Nimby, 7/31/2014 6:09:40 PM     (No. 9948372)

This administration is ridiculous and is acting stupidly. They seriously want leaders from Africa to come here?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: eoddad, 7/31/2014 6:23:04 PM     (No. 9948390)

Our President with the blood of Africa flowing through his veins knows when things start happening it time to find a golf course.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Heil Liberals, 7/31/2014 6:25:41 PM     (No. 9948393)

Because a meeting with The Won far outweighs dealing with a virus, that as it stands, will decimate the human population if it is unleashed.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: edgar, 7/31/2014 6:26:20 PM     (No. 9948394)

Even third world countries have leaders that know when they are needed to lead. Why not us?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Quigley, 7/31/2014 6:38:28 PM     (No. 9948408)

Where was teleprompter the night our ambassador was killed?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: TarAndFeathers, 7/31/2014 6:38:56 PM     (No. 9948409)

The Africans chose to deal with the lesser of two evils.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Ribicon, 7/31/2014 7:07:26 PM     (No. 9948456)

"You say Ebola, I saw Obama; let´s call the whole thing off."

These presidents need some lessons in "cool" from the best president in recorded history; when the going gets tough, the tough hit the links, or the fundraising circuit, or the bathhouse.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: SouthSanAntonio, 7/31/2014 7:14:30 PM     (No. 9948463)

Øvomit is so incredibly impotent that even leaders from third-world African countries find excuses not to meet with him.

Can you imagine any leader passing up a chance to talk to any of the previous US presidents for any reason? Seriously? They would meet with the president out of respect, fear, and knowing the US had the resources to help like no other country.

But now they know that Øvomit is so useless that they would rather deal with their problems alone and not waste the time with President Impotent. Wow, does that speak volumes or what?????

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 7/31/2014 7:59:49 PM     (No. 9948509)

Et tu, petty potentates? Et tu?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: MeiDei, 7/31/2014 8:51:54 PM     (No. 9948584)

Within the article is a clue where his laser focus on jobs for the middle class is - Africa.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Trust No One, 7/31/2014 9:00:56 PM     (No. 9948602)

Trying to undermine China´s growing influence and investment in Africa.

FTA.

The three-day U.S.-Africa conference will bring heads of state, chief executive officers, lawmakers and top Obama administration officials together in Washington to discuss investment, regional stability and U.S. ties to the region, Thomas-Greenfield said in her remarks today.

“We want to see the summit lead to increased American investment in the continent and to more direct linkages between U.S. and African companies,” she said. “Hopefully we’re going see deals signed, and the more deals we see signed the more countries will understand what is required to get a deal, so it’s going to be good, it’s unique,” Thomas-Greenfield said.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: lil dotty, 8/1/2014 12:30:34 AM     (No. 9948797)

Knowing how important bow-boy feels this might be to speed Africa´s economic growth and prosperity, he must be severely heart broken with this news. Now he must go bowling, play pool, SKEET SHOOTING, or *bing0* Off to the links to do away with is disappointment. That´s our boy! He does focus like a laser.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 8/1/2014 1:48:41 AM     (No. 9948835)

Now to worry, your share will be sent.
What was the figure ? $900 million for 54 African nations ?

Keep in mind, Zippy scheduled their visit after Congress recessed so he could use his pen.

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