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Posted on 11/19/2012 10:24:39 AM PST by Sub-Driver
Barack Obama blunders again on the world stage
By Nile Gardiner World Last updated: November 19th, 2012
Barack Obama: hardly off to a flying start
It is only two weeks since his re-election, and his second term remains two months away, but Barack Obama is already blundering again on the world stage, with the kind of gaffes that would have been plastered on the front page of The New York Times if they had been committed by George W. Bush when he was in the White House. Obama's first term was littered with foreign policy gaffes, and there is every chance the second term will be more of the same.
On his trip to Asia this week, President Obama struggled to pronounce the name of Aung San Suu Kyi, the most prominent human rights activist in the world. As The Associated Press reports (hat tip: Drudge Report):
As Obama stood next to the world's most recognized democracy icon, he mispronounced her name repeatedly.
Ever gracious, Suu Kyi did not correct her American guest for calling her Aung YAN Suu Kyi multiple times during his statement to reporters after their meeting.
Proper pronunciation for the Nobel laureate's name is Ahng Sahn Soo Chee.
Obama also botched his greeting of Burmas new president, according to the AP:
The meeting came after Obama met with Myanmar's reformist new President Thein Sein a name he also botched.
As the two addressed the media, Obama called his counterpart "President Sein," an awkward, slightly affectionate reference that would make most Burmese cringe.
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They speak Burmian.
Smartest President in the history of the Universe, folks.
his own people stopped saying that a long long time ago ,but if you elect an Idiot ,I guess you get an Idiot or is he trying to distract from other news stories about said Idiot
Incredible!! I’m trying not to belive my lying eyes.
Come on!!! Let's be honest about this. Who are the biggest nerds..dumb ass Obama or the ones who are openly showing their ignorance by promoting him?
We need to 'Alinsky' all of them, make fun of them, openly disrespect them & point out how stupid they are every chance we get.
We need to let their sponsors know how we feel about THEM being dumb enough to promote people like this.
It went really bad when obama slapped her as$ and said,”Beetch.. youz got it going on girl!”
And nobody has noticed that during Sandy, he repeatedly referred to the “Jersey Coast,” rather than...well, you know.
America’s First Buffoon.
He took his campaign speech 'FORWARD' there & is taking credit for all the democratic guidance that President Bush gave to those people.
Obama is taking credit as if he did it all in the last 4 years.
This is another one of his ME-ME- ME & I-I-I tours. The jackass wants the world to adore him.
Where is the Maddow, Dionne and O’Donnell glib hipster reponse?
Where is the ridicule?
Where is Diane Sawyer and the View taking pot shots at a jackass move?
(.................shhhh......he’s a Lib)
Was that before or after he hugged her doggie style? /s
(and to think this fellow grew up in a wealthy family in Indonesia...)
Where is the Mooch. Haven’t seen her since the election. She’s gonna kick his a$% over all that PDA.
Hadn’t seen that one, thanks, I think.
Even an idiot President should know better than to hug an Asian woman like that. Because he has aides and advisers to tell him the proper ettiquite. But Obama has been making these mistakes for four years, and he is continuing to do so.
Why? Because not only is he stupid and unaware of anyone’s feelings but his own, but because ALL of his advisers are clueless. From his Secretary of State on down, not a single one of them is competent at their jobs. Not one.
Hillary has never done an honest day’s work in her life. Our Sec Defense is a corrupt Communist idiot. Our UN Ambassador is a Communist idiot. Our EPA head is a Communist idiot. And on down the line.
I doubt whether even Bo’s handler knows what he is doing. Although he’s probably paid more than any of us has ever made.
Did anyone believe he would suddenly become competent and actually pay attention to details?
Load a dishwasher? This stupid ghetto punk couldn’t grab his own ass with both hands.
I’m still trying to figure out how he added 7 more states to the United States of America.
Really...why does this even matter anymore - he can do anything he pleases and the world accepts it. he must be the most supreme teflon-coated man among men. Not only am I clueless, but seriously disillusioned and depressed. I need to disengage from this circus.