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To: JLAGRAYFOX
FROM THE ARTICLE:
“And a president who thinks that such groveling is the way to build good relations with an Asian ally — when a far better way passed him right by.

That came last March, after the worst disaster to hit Japan since the Second World War. The biggest earthquake in the country’s history and follow-up tsunami left 28,000 Japanese killed or missing, triggered a near-disastrous nuclear accident and shattered its economy. Japan was left feeling stunned and helpless and alone, as it contemplated the worst destruction since Hiroshima.

This was the moment when our president should have ordered up Air Force One and flown out to Tokyo, in order to tour the damage with the US media and to reassure the Japanese people that America stood shoulder to shoulder with our 50-year Asian ally. Then he could have offered immediate help in getting US companies involved in the reconstruction of Japan, which will be going on for years — a not-to-be-missed opportunity to help our economy, as well as Japan’s.

But Obama largely ignored the disaster, and went to a conference in Rio de Janeiro, instead —...”

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What a POS for a president. At the time I remember thinking that there was no way in hell President Bush would have ignored our friends the way this POS did. On a side note: It's interesting that in addition to their self-interests, the Japanese refused the apology to keep us, as a nation, from embarrassment. The marxist has successfully alienated or tried to alienate our allies all the while groveling to the barbarians.

17 posted on 10/13/2011 8:45:43 AM PDT by Outlaw Woman (HANK 2012)
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To: Outlaw Woman

Yeah, because the Japanese offended Obama by not letting him do what he wanted.

Meanwhile, as the article notes, an incalculable opportunity to boost our economy while standing alongside a long time ally went to total waste.

All because the petulant 2 year old was offended.


20 posted on 10/13/2011 9:08:26 AM PDT by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.)
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