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    Barack Obama blunders again on the world stage

    It is only two weeks since his re-election, and his second term remains two months away, but Barack Obama is already blundering again on the world stage, with the kind of gaffes that would have been plastered on the front page of The New York Times if they had been committed by George W. Bush when he was in the White House. Obama's first term was littered with foreign policy gaffes, and there is every chance the second term will be more of the same. >>>

    As Obama stood next to the world's most recognized democracy icon, he mispronounced her name repeatedly.

    Ever gracious, Suu Kyi did not correct her American guest for calling her Aung YAN Suu Kyi multiple times during his statement to reporters after their meeting.

    Proper pronunciation for the Nobel laureate's name is Ahng Sahn Soo Chee.

    Obama also “botched” his greeting of Burma’s new president, according to the AP:

    The meeting came after Obama met with Myanmar's reformist new President Thein Sein – a name he also botched.

    As the two addressed the media, Obama called his counterpart "President Sein," an awkward, slightly affectionate reference that would make most Burmese cringe. >>>

    In addition, as The Weekly Standard notes, Obama was quick to use the Burmese regime’s preferred word “Myanmar”, to describe Burma, which is not the term officially used by the US government, or by Burma’s opposition activists.

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    Obama used the word "Myanmar," the preferred terminology of the former military government and currently nominally civilian government, in a spray following the bilat, rather than use "Burma," the former name of the country, and the one preferred by Aung San Suu Kyi as well as the name the U.S. uses. >>>

    It is rather embarrassing, as well as sad, that the leader of the free world can’t even pronounce the name of the most famous human rights activist on the planet. Or that he is so quick to appease Burma’s authoritarian regime by calling it “Myanmar”. Barack Obama’s gaffes demonstrate not only a marked lack of attention to detail and a high degree of amateurishness on the part of the White House, but also a disturbing willingness to curry favour with unsavoury regimes. Hardly a good omen for Obama’s second term.

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    He is too intellectually lazy to try to learn any form of courtesy that ordinary travellers to another country would try to learn. Four more years of this posturing fool.
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    But, by God, he gets all the Islamic stuff straight. The words seem to just roll off his tongue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SaintLouieWoman View Post
    He is too intellectually lazy to try to learn any form of courtesy that ordinary travellers to another country would try to learn. Four more years of this posturing fool.
    Nah he's not lazy...he's doing it on purpose. Like a wink or a secret sign to the former regime in BURMA that he supports them. He's unknowingly letting us know who he supports and wehere he stands when it comes to totalitarian rulers versus people seeking freedom and Democracy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by txradioguy View Post
    Nah he's not lazy...he's doing it on purpose. Like a wink or a secret sign to the former regime in BURMA that he supports them. He's unknowingly letting us know who he supports and wehere he stands when it comes to totalitarian rulers versus people seeking freedom and Democracy.
    That's the way I see the Fool In Chief. I don't give him the benefit of the doubt any longer.
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    Clint Eastwood wasnt far off. What a clueless narcissistic empty suit.
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    Obama's Southeast Asia Trip All Style, No Substance

    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 he was in way over his head, even on small things. Obama repeatedly referred to the country's Nobel Peace Prize-winning leader Aung San Suu Kyi as Aung Yan Suu Kyi, an astonishing error given her global fame.

    He also bungled the norms of Burmese polite address, calling Thein Sein, the nation's leader "President Sein," an error comparable to addressing Cambodia's Pol Pot as Mr. Pot.

    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. >>>

    That emptiness of purpose left showy photo-ops in all three countries, with the president flirting around with Thailand's photogenic Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and visiting the Buddha statues, effectively trivializing Thailand as a tourist trap instead of a major trading partner and the U.S.'s oldest ally in Asia.

    Neither trade nor military matters were addressed substantively. Obama's lecture to Thailand about its democracy needing "improvement" was a fairly strong signal that he had no intention of restoring free-trade talks with the Thais >>>

    The other cornerstone of the U.S.-Thai relationship — the military — wasn't advanced either, given Obama's efforts to cut the U.S. Navy to 1918 levels even as he talks of a "strategic pivot" to Asia.

    No substance, no influence. Nothing underlined this quite like the lack of crowds greeting Obama in all three nations. >>>

    On his trip to Cambodia, a country he claimed didn't deserve a visit due to its strongman government, first lady Bun Rany greeted Obama with a traditional "sampeah" pressed-hands greeting reserved for servants, a little dig that was probably lost on him but not to Asians.

    So what is really Obama's tour about? Apparently a get-out-of-town photo-op all about himself as a means of avoiding pressing problems back home. The Asians deserve better — and so do the Americans.

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    A little coverage of 0bama on his Burma joy ride. And, we thought joeBiteMe was the national buffoon.
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