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Obama's state department to Indian officials: Show us your papers (updated - US apologizes)
americanthinker.com ^ | 11-5-10 | Phil Boemke

Posted on 11/05/2010 2:37:40 PM PDT by Justaham

Mr. Obama's trip to India may not be the great diplomatic success that the administration was hoping for. Our friends in the world's most populous democracy are getting steamed over the state department's heavy handed tactics. High ranking officials from the state of Maharashtra were invited to an event at the Taj Mahal hotel with Mr. Obama, but were told that they would have to show their papers to get in. According to The Times of India:

Miffed by the US consulate demanding personal details like birth date, nationality and passport number, Maharashtra's top politicians and bureaucrats have decided to pay it back in the same currency. While the home minister and the home secretary have declined to attend an event graced by President Barack Obama, four others, including chief minister Ashok Chavan and deputy chief minister Chhagan Bhujbal, are mulling the same.

"We are shocked over the tone of the invitation letter. (US consul general Paul) Folmsbee expects Chavan and Bhujbal to produce their identity cards before entering the venue. They have been asked to submit their details like date of birth, nationality, passport and PAN to the consulate," said a senior official on condition of anonymity. "We feel this is no way to treat the chief minister of a state. Chavan and Bhujbal are undecided on whether to attend the event."

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: birthcertificate; india; mumbai; obamaindiatrip; passport; statedepartment; taj; tajmahalhotel

1 posted on 11/05/2010 2:37:45 PM PDT by Justaham
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To: Justaham
I don't want this to happen because he would be a martyr and we would have to idolize him for the rest of eternity, but it would be funny if he go himself blown up while spending $200,000,000 of our money a day and running around like Caligula.
2 posted on 11/05/2010 2:39:15 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Government has no other end, but the preservation of property." --John Locke)
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To: Justaham

LOL. He isn’t just renting the hotel, he’s colonizing it.


3 posted on 11/05/2010 2:40:30 PM PDT by agere_contra (...what if we won't eat the dog food?)
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To: Justaham

Now that’s moxie


4 posted on 11/05/2010 2:40:59 PM PDT by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: Justaham

Ironic.


5 posted on 11/05/2010 2:41:08 PM PDT by YHAOS (you betcha!)
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To: Justaham

“Our friends in the world’s most populous democracy are getting steamed over the state department’s heavy handed tactics.”

Need it be said?


6 posted on 11/05/2010 2:41:13 PM PDT by jessduntno (9/24/10, FBI raids home of appropriately named AAAN leader Hatem Abudayyeh, a friend of Obama.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

If he got whacked on the head by the last coconut in Bombay, that would be hysterical.


7 posted on 11/05/2010 2:41:23 PM PDT by agere_contra (...what if we won't eat the dog food?)
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To: Justaham
Maybe they could demand obama’s long form birth certificate...
8 posted on 11/05/2010 2:41:52 PM PDT by Truth29
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To: Justaham

So will India up the ante by asking for his birth certificate before letting him into the country?


9 posted on 11/05/2010 2:43:12 PM PDT by Truth is a Weapon (If I weren't afraid of the feds, I would refer to Obama as our "undocumented POTUS")
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To: Justaham

....just another protocol snafu by the inept ones. The street agitator’s best at “How to Make Friends and Influence People”
&*^$# idiots


10 posted on 11/05/2010 2:43:51 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Justaham
More of that "Smart Diplomacy" that H! promised us.

Can't we get ICE to check Zer0's papers before we let him back in the country?

11 posted on 11/05/2010 2:44:30 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Truth is a Weapon

I wish they would.

Obama would have to cancel, but he’d have a job getting his 2 billion dollar room deposit back.


12 posted on 11/05/2010 2:44:50 PM PDT by agere_contra (...what if we won't eat the dog food?)
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To: Justaham

“You first!”


13 posted on 11/05/2010 2:44:59 PM PDT by Question Liberal Authority (Worst. Post-Racial. And Post-Partisan. Agent Of Hope And Change. EVER.)
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To: Truth is a Weapon
and maybe 0bambi shows up on the Indian "do not let in the country" list....

him being a previous visitor to Poookistan and all....

14 posted on 11/05/2010 2:45:09 PM PDT by spokeshave (Islamics and Democrats unite to cut off Adam Smith's invisible hand)
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To: Justaham
Gee, they do this to Indian heads of state on Indian soil but sue the State of Arizona when they do it to illegal aliens on U.S. soil?

Bizarre.

15 posted on 11/05/2010 2:48:09 PM PDT by Regulator (Watch Out! Americans are on the March! America Forever, Mexico Never!)
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To: agere_contra
"now, now?"

"not yet"

16 posted on 11/05/2010 2:49:08 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Justaham

Meanwhile, the official who request the Indians to produce their ID defended his decision, “Well... they all look the same to me!”


17 posted on 11/05/2010 2:50:20 PM PDT by paudio (The differences between Clinton and 0bama? About a dozen former Democratic Congressmen.)
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To: Doogle

LOL, nice.


18 posted on 11/05/2010 2:51:42 PM PDT by agere_contra (...what if we won't eat the dog food?)
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To: paudio
“Well... they all look the same to me!”

Now who are the racists again?
19 posted on 11/05/2010 2:53:35 PM PDT by Justaham
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To: Justaham

Lotta gall coming from Obama when security at the White House during the Indian Prime Mininsters visit was so lax!


20 posted on 11/05/2010 3:15:04 PM PDT by WestwardHo (Whom the god would destroy, they first drive mad.)
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To: Justaham

Maybe the displaced monkeys will start throwing coconuts at him.


21 posted on 11/05/2010 3:17:05 PM PDT by scott7278 ("...I have not changed Congress and how it operates the way I would have liked." BHO)
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To: WestwardHo

Very good point!


22 posted on 11/05/2010 3:17:26 PM PDT by agere_contra (...what if we won't eat the dog food?)
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To: Justaham

Barry thinks he is worth more than he is worth.

I don’t think he is worth a hoot.

He can stay over there so we can recover from his treachery.


23 posted on 11/05/2010 3:22:47 PM PDT by dforest
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To: agere_contra

I think about this a lot, and don’t know how to state it correctly.
With all respect, Indian and British culture really compliment each other. Indians have taken the best of dignity, decorum, and order from the British colonists.
How humiliating to have a boob like Obama represent the United States. They will probably be gracious to Obama’s face, but garner a lifetime of jokes behind his back.


24 posted on 11/05/2010 3:28:59 PM PDT by WestwardHo (Whom the god would destroy, they first drive mad.)
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To: agere_contra

How about a monkey uprising...They’ve got this 8th sense.


25 posted on 11/05/2010 3:46:06 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Justaham

Before this assclown is done over there, it’s going to end up costing us another $1B.


26 posted on 11/05/2010 3:47:37 PM PDT by workerbee (We're not scared, Maobama -- we're pissed off!)
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To: Justaham
High ranking officials from the state of Maharashtra were invited to an event at the Taj Mahal hotel with Mr. Obama, but were told that they would have to show their papers to get in.

So hussein obama and his "team" have the ... {words escape me} ... to go to India, and demand "papers" from high ranking officials in their own Country? Yet back home these self-same idiots want to prevent law enforcement officers in Arizona from asking for ID?

Is obama stoned, drunk, stupid, or utterly clueless as to his own raging hypocrisy? If idiocy were fatal he and his entire cabinet would be six feet under already.

27 posted on 11/05/2010 3:48:59 PM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Restore santiy to DC, send obama, Reid, and Pelosi on vacation.)
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To: Justaham

Typical lack of class we’ve come to expect from the one-termer.


28 posted on 11/05/2010 3:51:30 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (It's Morning in America!! And darkest night in California....:(:()
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

If only they had left some of coconuts on the trees....

*wink*


29 posted on 11/05/2010 3:52:19 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (It's Morning in America!! And darkest night in California....:(:()
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To: Justaham
said the boy who never showed his papers...
30 posted on 11/05/2010 3:56:39 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Truth29
Maybe they could demand obama’s long form birth certificate...

That would be so sweet...

31 posted on 11/05/2010 4:04:51 PM PDT by 3niner (When Obama succeeds, America fails.)
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To: indylindy
If we could buy Obama for what he is worth and sell him for what he thinks he is worth, we could eliminate the national debt.
32 posted on 11/05/2010 4:25:43 PM PDT by ridgerunner (BHO's plan is to destroy America from within)
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To: WestwardHo

I think you put that well. The Indians are such a great people. It frosts me that Bambi is insulting them like this.


33 posted on 11/05/2010 4:27:14 PM PDT by agere_contra (...what if we won't eat the dog food?)
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To: Truth is a Weapon

“So will India up the ante by asking for his birth certificate before letting him into the country?”

They should have to begin with.


34 posted on 11/05/2010 4:32:08 PM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: ViLaLuz

You show me yours and I will show you mine.


35 posted on 11/05/2010 4:34:05 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Doogle

HAA HAA Good one!


36 posted on 11/05/2010 4:41:15 PM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: Venturer

LOL another good one! Freepers are the best.


37 posted on 11/05/2010 4:42:17 PM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: ridgerunner
If we could buy Obama for what he is worth and sell him for what he thinks he is worth, we could eliminate the national debt.

So true. The problem is, we'd have trouble finding a buyer.

At this point, I'm not sure even Oprah and the Hollywood elite would be that wiling to fork over the big $$$

38 posted on 11/05/2010 4:58:49 PM PDT by susannah59
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