Skip to comments.Barack Obama makes Falklands gaffe by calling Malvinas the Maldives (Dumb and Dumberer)
Posted on 04/16/2012 11:56:26 AM PDT by tcrlaf
Barack Obama made an uncharacteristic error, more akin to those of his predecessor George W Bush, by referring to the Falkland Islands as the Maldives.
President Obama erred during a speech at the Summit of the Americas in Cartagena, Colombia, when attempting to call the disputed archipelago by its Spanish name.
Instead of saying Malvinas, however, Mr Obama referred to the islands as the Maldives, a group of 26 atolls off that lie off the South coast of India.
(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...
Had Sarah Palin or Mitt Romney said this, the media would be giving us HOURLY breaking news updates, telling us this is proof of how stupid they are, and ignorant of foreign policy!!
Even if he got it right, calling it the Malvinas is practically siding with Argentina, as far as the Brits are concerned. Try going into Istanbul and start refrring to it as Constantinople or Byzantium and see what happens.
Undoubtedly he put on one of his fake accents as he incorrectly named these islands. What a worthless tool we have as a president. I’m embarassed for him and he certainly is an embarassment to America.
Not uncharacteristic at all. He blows it every time he opens his rotten stinking mouth. It’s just covered up daily by the butt licking press, same as they do for Biden.
Unexpectedly, Klownie the Kenyan is an idiot of the highest caliber. He even read the word on his other brain, the teleprompter.
Do they speak Austrian in the Maldives?
I believe you can get there on the intercontinental railroad...
Yes...and it’s the 57th state of the union!! :)
Notice how the press, even in pointing out Obama’s error, STILL have to fault Bush! I don’t recall Bush making an error in geography. And Obama has made several.
Sorry, I don't think he's that bright.
I hope we don’t go to war with India.........My company got a lotta customers there..........
Just using another opportunity to piss off the Brits!
Uncharacteristic? From the guy who think there's 57 states, never learned to speak "Austrian", and thinks Marines are addressed as "Corpse-man"?
He's the Ron Burgundy President; he reads whatever is on the teleprompter.
Are there any corpsemen on that island?
Mr. Gilber, you really need to follow this man more closely.
Silly Telegraph. In fact, once again 7 billion people and the foreign press (the American press is busy watching Hillary party hearty) simply misunderstood him.
He actually said Malvinas, effectively both sucking up to Argentina (and the OAS) and offending Britain.
Mere mortals make embarrassing mistakes. The Won does not.
Reference plus ungood delete Maldives insert Malvinas/Bush’s fault end
My thought exactly.
This should be headline news in all 57 states.
Don't forget Hawaii,,,,it's in Asia dontcha know!
The Emperor has no clothes but his scribes simply can’t see the obvious.
I agree with you.
But, of course, with Bush, the press was just looking for things to complain about. Bush once said that "Terrorists will find no safe harbor in Afghanistan". That's an idiomatic expression. It's not wrong (though perhaps not artful). But the press couldn't stop laughing at the stupid president -- Afghanistan doesn't have any harbors!!!!
Bush wasn't talking about a harbor. Shipping was not the topic. But that point escaped the press, who just felt like laughing at him.
Things are different now.
“Bush wasn’t talking about a harbor. Shipping was not the topic. But that point escaped the press, who just felt like laughing at him.
Things are different now.”
Yes, they are...
A DEMOCRAT is in charge now.
Any mainstream media reporter that DARES to speak the truth about THE MESSIAH will find themselves fired, branded a racist, and on the street looking for a new media job, in the horrible Obama economy.
Now, you wouldn’t want THAT, would you, Mr. Media Guy?
The Malvinas is a LSD fantasy Argentine politicians pull out when they want to distract the peons from the fact that their lives both suck and blow.
hey, betcha Cristina Fernandez never thought of invading the Maldives!
That would keep her electorate pre-occupied and off her back for quite awhile...
They are called the Falklands. End of Story.
I spent 6 months of my life - a month of it so sea sick I wanted to curl up and die - ensuring they would remain that name.
I don’t approve of name calling, but this guy really is a dumba^s, isn’t he. Kick your oldest and strongest ally yet again.
You know what? I bet the press CORPSE covers this up in all 57 states...!
>>>It is the Falkland Islands.
The Malvinas is a LSD fantasy Argentine politicians pull out when they want to distract the peons from the fact that their lives both suck and blow.<<<
100% correct. Anyone looking at the history will see that Argentina has about as strong a claim on the Florida Keys, the Hawaiian Islands or the real Maldives, as it has on the Falklands.
“Reference plus ungood delete Maldives insert Malvinas/Bushs fault end”
U.S. Media Coverage:
“COMRADE CHAIRMAN OBAMAKOV Renames Falklands Islands ‘The Maldives’!”
‘Reporters and staffers trembled in awe of the brilliance of The MESSIAH!’
Not one of you has yet posted the REAL reason for this.
The Maldives are majority mudslime. Ergo, it is an important place to owebama.
The Falklands (Malvinas) are inhabited by white Christians. Ergo, NOT an important place to owebama.
How can he be expected to distinguish between islands in the South Atlantic and islands in the Indian Ocean?
Anyway - criticism of his geograpical shortcomings can only be based on pure racism.
"What's the name of that island? Is it Moline? I think I found it here in Illinois."
You’d think a guy born in Kenya would know the Malidves are off the Kenyan coast!
“I dont approve of name calling, but this guy really is a dumba^s, isnt he.”
U.S. Media Response:
“You must be a RACIST. When did you become a RACIST BIGOT?”
Well of course he is familiar with the Maldives. It’s one of the 57 members of the Organization of Islamic Conference.
“I be lookin’ fo’ my home hown here in Kenya”
‘Comrades!’ cried an eager youthful voice. ‘Attention, comrades! We have glorious news for you. In his infinite wisdom Big Bro’ has decided to re-name the countries of the world!
All over Oceania this morning there were irrepressible spontaneous demonstrations when Comrade gerbalists marched out of newsrooms and offices and paraded through the streets with banners voicing their gratitude to Big Bro’ for the new, happy life which his wise leadership has bestowed upon us.
Here are some of the changed names. Malvinas: Maldives. Maldives: Malvinas. Canada: Canukistan. Kenya: The New World Capitol. England: StupidLittleIsland. Europe: USA. USA: The Western Caliphate (You will see Newspeak 11th ed. for remainder).
We really need badges for that :)
Understandable that he said The Maldives.... they’re in his old neighborhood.
His advisors and speech writers are that ignorant?
At the time of the Monroe Doctrine in 1823, Argentina claimed the islands but no one was living there. A few years later Argentina sent a garrison which was ousted by the British in 1833. It has been British since then except for the two months of Argentine occupation in 1982.
I don't expect the Latin American countries would side with the UK or the US on this. True, the people living there now want to be British, but the same is true of the majority of the people living in the parts of the US that briefly belonged to Mexico. I imagine that if a poll were taken of public opinion in Latin America and they were asked "should the US return to Mexico the lands it acquired by the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo and the Gadsden Purchase," most people would say, "Si."
Trust me, we don’t mind doing it.
Sure, it is a little annoying to pay for, but we keep our word. The Islanders wished to stay as British subjects in a free election.
P.S - can we have Grenada back sometime soon? /gentle leg pull.
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