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Thanks you bruinbirdman for the heads up. And thank you for your analysis.
Last time I checked, Normandy, and Omaha Beach are in France. Sarko is the President of France. To diss him in such a manner is a statement of the classless manner in which Obama runs his show.
And it is his show, with him as the focus, and him as the center.
That is why no dinner with the President and Madame Sarkozy... all eyes are always on Carla. She has become a beloved figure in France, and she certainly is gorgeous.
That is why no Queen Elizabeth at the D Day ceremonies. Wherever she goes, she steals the thunder. She is an iconic figure in France.
There is also a political component to all this. Sarko is a man of the Right who is trying to keep Islam at bay in his own country, and in the EU. Obama is a hard core leftist intent on bringing in the Socialism that Sarko is trying to get rid of in France. As we saw today, Obama is trying to bring Islam in.
So, the cheese stands alone.
It is also a major diplomatic faux pas by Obama. You don't bypass the head of state when you are in his country.
In Obama's speech in Cairo, he made a veiled slam against France when he said, "Likewise, it is important for Western countries to avoid impeding Muslim citizens from practicing religion as they see fit - for instance, by dictating what clothes a Muslim woman should wear."
Obama is a lightweight and an embarrassment.
How rude of the Obama’s to decline to visit the President of the host country of the ceremony.
amen to that! Let us just say if the President of France was a Muslim what would Obama have done then? Comments anyone?