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(Obama) Looking for the Ideal Spot to Make a Speech
New York Times ^ | December 4, 2008 | Helene Cooper

Posted on 12/04/2008 3:59:55 PM PST by vortigern

WASHINGTON — President-elect Barack Obama’s aides say he is considering making a major foreign policy speech from an Islamic capital during his first 100 days in office.

So where should he do it? The list of Islamic world capitals is long, and includes the obvious —Riyadh, Kuwait City, Islamabad — and the not-so-obvious — Male (the Maldives), Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso), Tashkent (Uzbekistan). Some wise-guys have even suggested Dearborn, Mich., as a possibility.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: bho2008; bhoforeignpolicy; husseinobama; radicalislam
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I wonder if he'll require those styrofoam columns for this one?
1 posted on 12/04/2008 3:59:55 PM PST by vortigern
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To: vortigern

The shower???


2 posted on 12/04/2008 4:01:06 PM PST by jessduntno (Barack - Kenyan for "High Wind, Big Thunder, No Rain")
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To: vortigern

The Reichstag.


3 posted on 12/04/2008 4:01:17 PM PST by mewzilla (In politics the middle way is none at all. John Adams)
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To: vortigern

Paris? Amsterdam?


4 posted on 12/04/2008 4:01:39 PM PST by marron
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Well, why not go whole hog and just do it from Mecca.


5 posted on 12/04/2008 4:02:31 PM PST by mewzilla (In politics the middle way is none at all. John Adams)
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To: mewzilla

Why, the Lenin Mausoleum on Red Square!

Or else, Katyn.

Or Cambodian killing fields.

So many places to choose...


6 posted on 12/04/2008 4:02:55 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Everytime they open their mouth they shoot themselves in the foot.)
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To: vortigern

Somewhere in Turkey might be good. I can’t imagine him doing this in Islamabad, the risk of danger is just too high.

My mind is just running through the horror of what would happen if our President was attacked on a visit to a Muslim country. God forbid.


7 posted on 12/04/2008 4:03:08 PM PST by ER_in_OC,CA
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To: vortigern
Just do it from Washington. Why choose an old Islamic capital?
8 posted on 12/04/2008 4:03:37 PM PST by Dallas59 (Not My President)
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To: vortigern

Will he try Jerusalem?


9 posted on 12/04/2008 4:03:47 PM PST by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: vortigern

How about Indonesia? Maybe he can hide all evidence of his citizenship papers while there. BTW..Has he buried his poor grandmother in Honolulu yet or is she still on ice?


10 posted on 12/04/2008 4:03:57 PM PST by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: vortigern

Is this idiot looking to be a martyr?


11 posted on 12/04/2008 4:04:47 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: vortigern

12 posted on 12/04/2008 4:05:06 PM PST by Sarajevo (I hear moon crickets...........chirping.)
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To: vortigern

How about focusing on what Obama might say? This ruminating about “where” is childish. So far, Obama is full of empty rhetoric. What’s he going to do? Show up in some Arab capital & try to BS his way through a 45 minute speech the way he did in Berlin? Guarantee that ain’t going to fly with the locals.


13 posted on 12/04/2008 4:05:31 PM PST by Tallguy ("The sh- t's chess, it ain't checkers!" -- Alonzo (Denzel Washington) in "Training Day")
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To: vortigern

How about his hometown in Kenya


14 posted on 12/04/2008 4:05:36 PM PST by UglyinLA
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To: mewzilla
Well, why not go whole hog and just do it from Mecca.

LOL... now that is funny!

15 posted on 12/04/2008 4:05:42 PM PST by vortigern (Watch this: http://youtube.com/watch?v=ZxBX8sz3tO8)
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“(Obama) Looking for the Ideal Spot....”
Kind of like a dog sniffing for a place to take a dump.


16 posted on 12/04/2008 4:07:05 PM PST by Carl LaFong (I'm Sarah Palin)
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To: vortigern
So where should he do it? The list of Islamic world capitals is long, and includes the obvious —Riyadh, Kuwait City, Islamabad — and the not-so-obvious — Male (the Maldives), Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso), Tashkent (Uzbekistan). Some wise-guys have even suggested Dearborn, Mich., as a possibility.


17 posted on 12/04/2008 4:07:32 PM PST by x
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To: vortigern

I have my moments :)


18 posted on 12/04/2008 4:07:37 PM PST by mewzilla (In politics the middle way is none at all. John Adams)
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To: vortigern

On an earlier thread, I suggested the Marianas Trench. I now realize the bottom of Lake Michigan would be better since it is much closer to Dearbornistan.


19 posted on 12/04/2008 4:07:46 PM PST by Right Wing Assault ("..this administration is planning a 'Right Wing Assault' on values and ideals.." - John Kerry)
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To: vortigern

In light of recent events in Mumbai, maybe he could pick Karachi.


20 posted on 12/04/2008 4:14:44 PM PST by Pearls Before Swine (Is /sarc really necessary?)
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