Skip to comments.President Obama Defends Historic Trip to Burma
Posted on 11/19/2012 5:10:00 AM PST by lbryce
President Obama on Sunday defended his trip to Burma, insisting that the visit Monday is not an endorsement of the nations long-repressive leadership but rather an acknowledgment that the country is making progress toward reform.
I dont think anybody is under any illusion that Burma has arrived, that theyre where they need to be, Obama said at a joint news conference with Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to begin his three-country Asia trip.
President Obama arrived in Thailand on Sunday on his first foreign trip since winning a second term. His visit is designed to expand the U.S. economic and military footprint in the Asia-Pacific region. 0.
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The guy just won one the biggest elections in American history, Why should he stick around in such a depressing place like Washington, DC, where there's nothing but bad news all around. It's time to party, celebrate his victory over America, the American people, go on a whirlwind tour at the taxpayers' cost just Air Force One alone costs $750,0000 an hour to fly. What better, more enjoyable way to rack up the deficit then with an entourage of over 100 people, press, staff, etc who don't pay a dime??
Besides, he says his trip to Burma is not an endorsement of the nation's long repressive leadership. He's just going to learn how he can do the same here in the US.
He’s heard about those Thai pretty-boys, and he WANTS one.
I wonder if he will bow.
Caught a quick shot of him trying to walk all “presidential”. Then he folded his hands and leaned them forward while greeting some Asian woman. He looked like a total ass out of his element. Looked like a school boy trying to remember the pointers someone gave him on how to act. It was funny to watch
ANY day that he is out of the country, is a GOOD day.
And those golf courses...wow!
“It was funny to watch”
Before you laugh, remember that he is the commander-in-chief of the world’s most powerful military in history, and he will hold that post for the next four years.
What a pile of crap. He is in Burma, now known as Myanmar, for one reason only, and that is to stand up for muslims. Myanmar has a problem with islam, who doesn’t. And Bambam is there to help those poor repressed muzzies.
kinda like he stands up for the Copts in Egypt. Oh wait.....
Burma..Myanmar. Maybe a good example who a dictatorship can be a pathway to democracy without a new violent revolution. Another case where brutal dictators kept even worse guys under control and got the wheels back on.
Not a PC route, but one that seems to have worked in Korea, Taiwan, Indonesia, Singapore and somewhat Thailand.
AS for Zero’s visit..he is just taking a victory lap for something he had nothing to do with. I’m sure he will get in some licks about the persecuted muslim minorities in the very Buddhist country.
He should be at home in conference with the Congress..but travel is more fun.
1) Getting out of town while the ME melts down.
2) Getting out of town and away from the Benghazi/Petreaus meltdown.
3)Going to where Hillary is to make sure she is on the same page re number two...she did not come to him.
Aid this deplorable country via this trip.....$170 million.
Send them a card, save us some money.
heh heh heh
Buddist Country....And we are now bowing to Budda why??
I know. I know. I’m trying to forget. I’ve been in a state of depression since the election and don’t know if I can handle the next four years. I pray every day for some kind of divine intervention.
Obama is gonna learn in his second term that not many will be willing to listen to a country who's economy and military are being deconstructed.
What is he gonna threaten them with?
Idiot. He's disarming himself.
If not for the innocent crew . . .
Wonder where he was served Dog over Rice.
Hillary is with him because he doesn’t know sh**.