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  • Hannity Interview with Cheney; Hammers Obama for "Bowing" and "Apologizing for the U.S." - Video

    12/08/2009 6:39:02 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 7 replies · 553+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | December 8, 2009 | Brian
    Here is video of Sean Hannity's interview with former Vice-President Dick Cheney that aired tonight. More of the interview with be aired on the Hannity show tomorrow night. Cheney hailed "American Exceptionalism," and hammered Obama for "going around the world bowing" to world leaders and "apologizing profusely for the United States." . . . (VIDEO)
  • Peggy Noonan: He Can't Take Another Bow (Beltway Types Realizing Obama Is Just An Empty Suit)

    11/30/2009 1:48:27 PM PST · by caddystacks · 73 replies · 3,943+ views
    From journalist Elizabeth Drew, a veteran and often sympathetic chronicler of Democratic figures, a fiery denunciation ofand warning forthe White House. In a piece in Politico on the firing of White House counsel Greg Craig, Ms. Drew reports that while the president was in Asia last week, "a critical mass of influential people who once held big hopes for his presidency began to wonder whether they had misjudged the man." They once held "an unromantically high opinion of Obama," and were key to his rise, but now they are concluding that the president isn't "the person of integrity or even...
  • Obama's China Policy: Neither Strategic Nor Reassuring

    11/25/2009 2:07:51 PM PST · by honestabe010 · 1 replies · 227+ views
    The Woodward Report ^ | November 25, 2009
    Obama's China Policy: Neither Strategic Nor Reassuring
  • Obama's China Policy is neither reassuring nor strategic

    11/25/2009 2:10:22 PM PST · by honestabe010 · 270+ views
    The Woodward Report ^ | November 25, 2009 | PRASHANTH PARAMESWARAN
    President Barack Obama failed to wring any concessions from China in his maiden voyage to Beijing last week. But the disappointing visit is only a symptom of the Obama administration's dysfunctional and poorly conceived China policy, which, though well-intentioned, threatens to undermine U.S. objectives and wreck its global image. Dubbed "strategic reassurance," the policy envisions a tacit bargain whereby the United States mollifies Chinese fears of containment, while Beijing assuages U.S. concerns about its global intentions and shoulders more international responsibilities. But so far, the policy has confounded more than clarified. Some China watchers wonder where Obama will strike the...
  • Obama's Bow To Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao Was The Third On His Asia Trip (3 Photos)

    11/24/2009 10:13:23 PM PST · by Talkradio03 · 19 replies · 1,269+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 11/25/09 | talkradio03
    This makes the bow to Emperor Akihito that much worse, it wasn't an accident if Obama did it 2 other times on his trip to Asia...Photos and Video
  • Obama Hits A Rough Spot (Bangkok Post)

    11/24/2009 6:05:16 PM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 23 replies · 978+ views
    Bangkok Post, Thailand ^ | 25 November 2009 | Bangkok Post, Thailand (Opinion)
    Obama hits a rough spot Published: 25/11/2009 at 12:00 AM Newspaper section: News President Barack Obama of the United States has hit the one-year political wall hard, and it especially showed during his recent trip to Asia. In the year since Mr Obama was elected, both the excitement of the polls and the expectations have worn off. As with all democratic leaders, election hullabaloo has been replaced by reality. Not all promises can be achieved quickly, or in the way they were presented in a free-wheeling election. In some ways, Mr Obama has been brought down to Earth, and his...
  • Obama snubs democratic India, but kowtows to brutal China

    11/24/2009 12:57:04 PM PST · by Schnucki · 3 replies · 499+ views
    Telegraph Blogs (U.K.) ^ | November 24, 2009 | Dean Nelson
    The arrival of Indian prime minister Manmohan Singh in Washington and the bad feeling towards the current U.S administration in New Delhi right now highlights a disappointing truth about President Barack Obama: Foreign policy is not his thing. Well, not if we judge him on his achievements in South Asia the front line in the war on terror, the home of Al Qaedas global headquarters, and the place where, more than anywhere in the world, he needs to succeed. Yet in Afghanistan, he seems to be failing miserably. His favourite politician, Dr Abdullah Abdullah, the main Afghan guest at...
  • Obama weakness exposed during world travels

    11/24/2009 6:13:43 AM PST · by usalady · 9 replies · 592+ views ^ | November 24, 2009 | Martha
    Everywhere Obama traveled during the thousands miles covered by him and his entourage across Asia, the U.S. President was rebuffed by the leaders of every country he visited. The trip resulted in no palatable results. They smiled nicely at him and then showed him their backs.
  • China Gains in U.S. Eyes, and India Feels Slights

    11/23/2009 10:53:10 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies · 629+ views
    NYT ^ | 11/24/09 | LYDIA POLGREEN
    November 24, 2009 China Gains in U.S. Eyes, and India Feels Slights By LYDIA POLGREEN NEW DELHI The statement, on its surface, seemed like any other bland missive released at the end of a polite visit by a head of state. It was put out by the United States and China after President Obamas visit there, and said that the two countries would work together to promote peace, stability and development in South Asia. But on the eve of a visit by the Indian prime minister, Manmohan Singh, to the White House, where on Tuesday he will be the...
  • US Eases Taiwan's Fears Over China (Scrambling to Damage Control)

    11/23/2009 10:24:42 PM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 24 replies · 1,091+ views
    The Malaysian Insider (in English) ^ | 23 November 2009 | Malaysian Straits Times
    US eases Taiwans fears over China TAIPEI, Nov 24 The United States has moved quickly to reassure Taiwan, less than a week after President Barack Obamas visit to China, by sending a senior diplomat to Taipei to allay fears that the islands interests have been compromised.Raymond Burghardt, chairman of the American Institute in Taiwan, the de facto US embassy here, flew into Taipei on Sunday, just five days after Obama met Chinese President Hu Jintao last Tuesday. President Obama did not in any way change our long-standing position on Taiwan, Burghardt told reporters after meeting Legislative Speaker Wang Jin-pyng...
  • U.S. Urged (by N. Korea) to Establish Peacekeeping Mechanism (and U.S. leave)

    11/23/2009 7:21:55 PM PST · by domeika · 6 replies · 287+ views
    KCNA ^ | 11/23/09 | KCNA
    Pyongyang, November 23 (KCNA) -- In order to put an end to confrontation and conflict in the Korean Peninsula and ensure its lasting peace and stability it is indispensable to terminate the state of ceasefire between the DPRK and the U.S. and establish a peacekeeping mechanism. Rodong Sinmun Monday says this in a signed commentary. Recalling that recently a group of warships of the south Korean forces perpetrated such unpardonable criminal act as opening fire on a patrol boat of the Navy of the Korean People's Army on routine guard duty in the waters of the north side in the...

    11/23/2009 6:30:28 PM PST · by TheFreedomPoster · 10 replies · 1,492+ views
    THE FREEDOM POST ^ | November 23, 2009 | Matthew Burke
    CHINESE "LEADER": "I'M NOTICING EACH OF YOUR PLANS TO SAVE MONEY INVOLVES SPENDING EVEN MORE MONEY." For the second time in two months, Saturday Night Live performed a skit mocking President Obama. Last month's SNL skit featured the president's lack of accomplishments. The most recent Obama skit ridiculed specific Obama policies such as "Cash for Clunkers," huge deficit spending, debt owed to the Chinese, and the stimulus plan's lack of tangible results (jobs).
  • Why I am worried about Dr Singh's visit

    11/23/2009 6:03:16 PM PST · by JimWayne · 4 replies · 647+ views
    Rediff ^ | November 24, 2009 | Rajeev Srinivasan
    Liberal-left types in the West, despite protestations to the contrary, are fascinated by totalitarians and fascists... Obama is the only US president in recent years to have refused to meet the Dalai Lama, as appeasing China is high on his agenda; similarly the Democratic fascination with Mohammedan tyrants as well. One grim possibility looms. There is a lot of talk about the G-2 from people like Zbigniew Brzezinski, the former Cold Warrior and eminence grise extraordinaire (who can forget he was an admirer of Osama bin Laden in the old days?). The G-2, that is, the US and China, is...
  • Obama, the 'Teabaggers' and Foreign Policy (BARF ALERT!)

    11/23/2009 5:36:27 PM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 9 replies · 677+ views
    Top Stories ^ | 23 November 2009 | Leon T. Hadar
    If you have been following what America's right-wing bloggers and radio talk-show hosts have been saying about President Barack Obama's just-concluded trip to the Asia-Pacific, you would be under the impression that Obama was not treated by officials in that region as the leader of the world's only remaining superpower and the largest and most advanced economy....
  • Cheney: Obama Bow "Very Upsetting" and "Fundamentally Harmful" (VIDEO/AUDIO LINK)

    11/23/2009 5:28:16 PM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 14 replies · 967+ views
    TPM Live Wire ^ | 23 November 2009 | Jillian Rayfield
    Former Vice President Dick Cheney gave an interview to conservative talk radio host Scott Hennen today, in which he slammed President Obama's "fundamentally harmful" bow to the Japanese Emperor during his trip to Asia. In the interview, Cheney says that when the President bows to a foreign leader, "our friends and allies don't expect it and our adversaries perceive it as a sign of weakness." "I think it's fundamentally harmful and it shows in my mind that this is a guy, a president, who would bow, for example, who doesn't fully understand or have the same perception of the U.S....
  • Why is he bowing to the Japanese Emperor Akihito?

    11/13/2009 9:10:01 PM PST · by STARWISE · 649 replies · 18,673+ views
    Reuters photo ^ | 11-14-09
  • India doubts strength of US ties ahead of Manmohan Singh visit

    11/23/2009 3:27:03 PM PST · by La Enchiladita · 16 replies · 838+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 11/23/09 | Howard LaFranchi
    Washington - Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh arrives at the White House Tuesday wondering if his country remains the US priority under President Obama that it became under President Bush. The Obama administration thought it had answered that question months ago when it announced that Mr. Singh's day of meetings would constitute the first state visit of Mr. Obama's presidency a distinction meant to convey the importance of the occasion. But Obama's week-long trip to Asia that ended last Thursday has India questioning anew the value of a US partnership. In particular, the tenor of Obama's three days in...
  • The Point: SNL Skit a Warning for Obama? R-rated but hilarious

    11/23/2009 3:31:02 PM PST · by milwguy · 43 replies · 2,659+ views
    the point ^ | 11/23/2009 | Steve Pendlebury
    Nov. 23) -- It's always been a good sign for "Saturday Night Live" when people are still talking about the show on Monday morning. That's happening more often now that the venerable comedy program is sharpening its satire of President Barack Obama. This weekend's show opened with a parody of Obama's news conference with China's president that included jabs at the administration's spending on economic stimulus, health care reform, bailouts and Cash for Clunkers. America's $800 billion debt to China was the butt of many jokes. "Remember this moment, folks," Andrew Breitbart's Big Hollywood announced. "One year after Obama's election...
  • Official: Reaction to Japan Bow Left Obama "Speechless"

    11/23/2009 1:35:14 PM PST · by markomalley · 101 replies · 3,377+ views
    See BS ^ | 11/23/2009 | Brian Montopoli
    President Obama's bow to Japan's Emperor Akihito in Tokyo earlier this month ignited anger from some conservatives who complained, in the words of blogger Donald Douglass, that the United States "now willingly prostrates itself before the rest of the world." Now the president is responding kind of. The Atlantic quotes "a US government official who was on the trip" who says the president was left "speechless" by the controversy. "Obama's attitude was, this is an elderly gentleman in a country where this kind of greeting is customary," said the official. "It does not seem extraordinary to show this kind...
  • (Video) Saturday Night Live Scorches The Disaster Obama

    11/23/2009 12:46:48 PM PST · by MaxCUA · 12 replies · 1,191+ views
    Here is 'liberal' Palin hating SNL video Laying into the disaster Obama. FUNNY!!!
  • Amateur Hour at the White House

    11/23/2009 11:15:34 AM PST · by neverdem · 42 replies · 2,261+ views ^ | Nov 23, 2009 | Leslie H. Gelb
    Leslie H. Gelb, a former New York Times columnist and senior government official, is author of Power Rules: How Common Sense Can Rescue American Foreign Policy (HarperCollins 2009), a book that shows how to think about and use power in the 21st century. He is president emeritus of the Council on Foreign Relations. The Asia trip was not worth Obama's time. Leslie H. Gelb on why the president should shake up his foreign policy teamand make sure the deals are done before he leaves home. President Obamas nine-day trip to Asia is worth a look back to fix two...
  • US Media Ignores Obamas Muffed Japan Visit

    11/23/2009 9:49:15 AM PST · by Mobile Vulgus · 22 replies · 1,096+ views
    Publius Forum ^ | 11/23/09 | Warner Todd Huston
    The Japanese media has reported that Obama's recent state visit to their island nation was a big failure, but the U.S. media is mum on the mess that Team Obama made in Japan. He made multiple diplomatic gaffs and this is quite aside from the absurdly low bow that the incompetent president perpetrated upon greeting the Japanese Emperor Akihito. Before we get to his other multiple fluffs and diplomatic errors, let's explain what Obama was telling the Japanese people with his absurdly low bow. The sort of bow that Obama made is almost that of a "dogeza" bow. This is...
  • Obamas New Tone in Foreign Policy Gets No Result and Weakens America

    11/23/2009 9:23:58 AM PST · by Starman417 · 8 replies · 438+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 11-23-09 | Mike's America
    Obama's foreign policy attitude may be change, but it's not the one America hoped for!Saturday Night Live's opening skit was a mock press conference between China's Hu Jintao and President Obama. It perfectly highlighted the failure of Obama's Asia trip to strengthen U.S. overseas relations. But just as it was with Obama's bow to the Japanese Emperor, these scenes are not all jokes and giggles. The issues behind the humor are very serious with potentially dramatic negative consequences for the United States and the maintenance of world peace. Speaking on Fox News Sunday, Brit Hume summed the problem up well:...
  • Obama's Nice Guy Act Gets Him Nowhere on the World Stage

    11/23/2009 US Foreign Policy Obama's Nice Guy Act Gets Him Nowhere on the World Stage By Gabor Steingart AP US President Barack Obama is back in the US after an Asian trip that produced few results. When he entered office, US President Barack Obama promised to inject US foreign policy with a new tone of respect and diplomacy. His recent trip to Asia, however, showed that it's not working. A shift to Bush-style bluntness may be coming. There were only a few hours left before Air Force One was scheduled to depart for the flight home. US President Barack Obama...
  • Obama's Fundamental Misconception (National Review Online re: Asia Trip)

    11/23/2009 5:51:36 AM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 11 replies · 600+ views
    The National Review ^ | 23 November 2009 | Gordon G. Chang (Hong Kong)
    Obamas Fundamental Misconception [Gordon G. Chang] The best the defenders of President Obamas trip to Asia can say at this moment is that the resounding chorus of criticism is premature. Of course, no presidential visit can be fully assessed until months and sometimes years after the event.But the president has united the political spectrum against him for his abandonment of human rights as a central element of the American dialogue with China. The New York Times gently put it this way this weekend: The American president must always be willing to stand up to Beijing in defense of...
  • If Obama's lost Saturday Night Live, He's lost

    11/23/2009 4:31:21 AM PST · by libstripper · 57 replies · 2,874+ views
    Powerline ^ | Novembe 22, 2009 | John Hindenraker
    ...I dunno, maybe Jon Stewart comes next. I don't accept the proposition that liberal comedians who aren't funny are somehow arbiters of popular culture, let alone public policy. Still, the fact that Obama's actual policies (not his failure to be a liberal messiah) were lampooned in this vulgar, sometimes-funny skit on SNL last night does seem significant:
  • Obamas Failure to Understand Indian Distrust of China (Post-Asia Trip/Sri Lanka Press)

    11/22/2009 11:33:17 PM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 15 replies · 1,068+ views
    Sri Lanka Guardian (Colombo, Sri Lanka) ^ | 23 November 2009 | Dr. B. Raman, (India)
    "At a time when Indian public opinion was looking forward to fruitful results from the forthcoming visit of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to the US, reports from Beijing on Obama's visit to China would strengthen the impression that Obama is not India's cup of tea." .................................................................................... By B.Raman (November 19, Chennai, Sri Lanka Guardian) The failure of President Barack Obama to understand the distrust of China in large sections of the Indian civil society has landed the US in a situation in which the considerable goodwill between India and the US created during the administration of his predecessor George...
  • Former Allies Turn on Obama Over His Failure to Deliver on Campaign Promises (The Australian)

    11/22/2009 11:15:22 PM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 16 replies · 1,176+ views
    The Australian (Australia) ^ | 23 November 2009 | Tony Allen-Mills
    GAZING from the Great Wall of China last week, US President Barack Obama appeared to be making the most of one of the perks of White House occupancy -- a private guided tour of Asia's most spectacular tourist spot. White House aides exulted that choreographed pictures of this moment would make front pages around the world. Yet an experience Mr Obama declared to be magical turned sour as he returned home to a domestic revolt that is fanning Democratic unease. It was not just that the US media have suddenly turned a lot more sceptical about a president with...
  • A short-sighted agenda(Obama & China/India)

    11/22/2009 8:54:56 PM PST · by cold start · 353+ views
    The Times of India ^ | 23 November 2009 | LLOYD I RUDOLPH and SUSANNE HOEBER RUDOLPH
    The glancing reference to South Asia in the Barack Obama-Hu Jintao joint statement on November 17 in Beijing has raised a storm of comment in India, not least from the South Block which read it as insinuating a third party into what it insists must be a bilateral Indo-Pakistan relationship. We read the statement as insinuating a larger claim. The statement says among other things: ''The two sides support the improvement and growth of relations between India and Pakistan [and] are ready to work together to promote peace, stability and development in [the South Asia] region.'' This can be read...
  • Why America Must Learn to Bow (You won't believe it!)

    11/22/2009 10:17:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies · 2,333+ views
    The Daily Beast ^ | November 21, 2009 | Martin Jacques
    The presidents visit to China was seen as failure, but what if that was just the new standard? Martin Jacques on why the U.S. must get used to declineand learn humility. Obamas visit to China last week was starkly different from previous such occasions. The United States has stumbled into a new era. Just a decade ago it all looked so different. President Bushin one of historys great miscalculationsbelieved that the world stood on the verge of a new American century. In fact, the opposite was the case. The defeat of the Soviet Union flattered only to deceive and mislead....
  • Video: SNL destroys Obama over spending

    11/22/2009 12:49:13 PM PST · by Lou Budvis · 36 replies · 3,398+ views
    Hot Air ^ | November 22, 2009 | Allahpundit
    Not only timely and topical, but genuinely funny. And unlike the last time they hit him hard, this attack comes from the right. Who knew they had it in em? Actually, spending is only a secondary concern here. The chief target is The Ones disintegrating credibility in selling his statist agenda. Never would I have guessed that the great orators inability to explain cost savings in ObamaCare would be the subject of late-night mockery this late in the game. No wonder his numbers are at new lows nationally and in the swing state that propelled him to the presidency.
  • President Obama Didn't Impress Asia (he labeled himself "America's first Pacific president")

    11/22/2009 2:57:06 PM PST · by La Enchiladita · 124 replies · 6,285+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Nov. 22, 2009 | John Bolton
    Barack Obama's first visit to Asia since his inauguration was one of the most disappointing trips by any U.S. president to the region in decades, especially given media-generated expectations that "Obamamania" would make it yet another triumphal progression. It was a journey of startlingly few concrete accomplishments, demonstrable proof that neither personal popularity nor media deference really means much in the hard world of international affairs. The contrast between Asia's reception for Obama and Europe's is significant. Although considered a global phenomenon, Obamamania's real center is Europe. There, Mr. Obama reigns as a "post-American" president, a multilateralist carbon copy of...
  • Hume Defends American Exceptionalism: Obama Foreign Posture 'Exactly Backward'

    11/22/2009 12:38:03 PM PST · by Rufus2007 · 15 replies · 1,014+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | November 22, 2009 | Jeff Poor
    On Fox's Nov. 22 "Fox News Sunday," former "Special Report" anchor and Fox News senior political correspondent was dead spot on target in many regards when it came to criticizing the tack President Barack Obama has taken with his foreign policy gestures. First, Hume reflected on how Obama reacted on his trip to Asia last week. He noted that Obama was in a tough position, having to rely on borrowed Chinese money. However, "embracing weakness" was not the proper way for Obama to represent the country in Hume's view (emphasis added). "Look, the president is in a weaker position than...
  • Obama's world and welcome to it

    11/22/2009 7:57:43 AM PST · by nutsonthebus · 5 replies · 407+ views
    Many people were offended to see Barack Obama once again bowing to a foreign dignitary, the Emperor of Japan. For my part, I was actually relieved that at least this latest breech of protocol didnt involve his kowtowing to one of Americas sworn enemies. As most people are well aware, I have nothing but loathing for Obamas policies, but even I am amazed by his reluctance to handle what I regard as the easy part of his job; namely, carrying off his responsibilities to be a figurehead, to be the proud symbol of this great and generous nation.
  • VIDEO Saturday Night Live Jokes About Obama's Policies Via A Joint Press Conf With Pres. Hu Jintao

    11/22/2009 3:11:46 AM PST · by Story Balloon · 39 replies · 2,503+ views ^ | 11/22/09 | JasonSB
    This weekends SNL poke at Pres. Obama actually had me laughing out loud for the first time in a long time. Basically, Pres. Obama starts off like he would normally until Pres. Hu starts to get upset and calls Obama out for cash for clunkers and the amount of debt China owns. President Hu asks Obama at one point to kiss him. Obama asks why. Hu says because he likes to be kissed when someone's trying to make the sex with him. Here's the clip

    11/22/2009 6:20:18 AM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 37 replies · 2,035+ views
    Business Week ^ | 22 November 2009 | Bruce Nussbaum, in Singapore
    Sitting here in Singapore as President Obama went through China and flew home from his 8-day trip to Asia, it is perhaps easier to see the true truth of his tripits deep failure....
  • Obama Blunders Through Asia ("Nailed It!")

    11/22/2009 6:03:42 AM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 48 replies · 2,618+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 30 November 2009 | Ross Terrill
    Obama Blunders Through Asia Undoing Bush's years of deft diplomacy. by Ross Terrill 11/30/2009, Volume 015, Issue 11 Much dire rhetoric has been unleashed in liberal quarters about the damage done by George W. Bush's foreign policy. The alleged damage, however, is not evident in Asia. When Ken Lieberthal, a respected China specialist and Democratic loyalist, spoke at Harvard early this year, I asked him to name a single year in memory when Washington had as good relations with India, Japan, and China as under Bush. He changed the subject. The White House stated as Obama left Asia for home...
  • Obama bungle produces 'worst U.S.-Japan summit in history'

    11/22/2009 12:31:51 AM PST · by American Dream 246 · 56 replies · 2,890+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 11/22/09 | Thomas Lifson
    A magazine in Tokyo is reporting that President Obama's summit with Japanese Prime Minister Hatoyama was a frosty disaster, precipitated by incompetence on both sides and an entirely avoidable diplomatic slight to the Japanese side by Obama. The visit was abruptly re-scheduled, seriously inconveniencing the Emperor of Japan, as well as the Prime Minister, whose intricate schedules require meticulous planning and coordination. Japanese weekly magazine Shukan Bunshun cites an unnamed insider at the Foreign Ministry, who delivers a devastating account of not merely a failure to agree, but figurative slaps in the face of the rude president, delivered in retaliation....
  • Why Barack Obama's Private Pilgrimage To The Great Wall of China Was Not As Solitary...

    11/21/2009 11:20:49 PM PST · by Steelfish · 2 replies · 811+ views
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | November 21st, 2009
    Why Barack Obama's Private Pilgrimage To The Great Wall of China Was Not As Solitary As The Spin Doctors Make Out 22nd November 2009 It is a powerful image reproduced all over the world: the President of the United States striding alone last week along the Great Wall of China on his diplomatic tour of South East Asia. Yet, as our main picture shows, Barack Obamas personal pilgrimage to the popular Badaling section of the Wall outside Beijing was not quite as solitary as his spin doctors would have us believe. Chinese police officers guard the sentry tower and CIA...
  • Obama To Troops: You Guys Make a Pretty Good Photo-Op

    11/21/2009 10:15:11 PM PST · by Pinkbell · 31 replies · 1,516+ views ^ | November 19, 2009 | Fox News
    Fox News: The president may be undecided on whether to put more forces in Afghanistan, but he was happy to share face time with some troops at his last stop in South Korea before returning to the United States. "You guys make a pretty good photo op," the president reportedly joked with the 1,500 troops at Osan Air Base. Video at link.
  • The Prize is India(A relationship Obama should nurture)

    11/21/2009 3:53:59 PM PST · by cold start · 8 replies · 836+ views
    NEWSWEEK ^ | 21st November 2009 | Fareed Zakaria
    Barack Obama has been criticized for kowtowing to the Chinese and the Russians over the last few months. But so far, this is all about atmospherics. The administration has not made any unilateral concession of substance to either country. It is taking a strategic view that developing strong relationships with both countries, particularly China, will yield long-term benefits. Strangely, however, that strategic focus has been lost in dealing with Asia's other rising giant, India. At one level the administration is being extremely friendly. India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh comes to Washington this week for the first official state visit of...
  • Barack Obama dream fades as China visit fails to bring change

    11/21/2009 3:39:42 PM PST · by george76 · 68 replies · 2,266+ views
    The Sunday Times ^ | November 22, 2009 | Tony Allen-Mills
    Even his allies feel let down by the presidents lack of progress both in Asia and at home. even one previously friendly newspaper noted dismissively: Obama goes to China, brings home a T-shirt. Nor was the steady decline in the presidents approval ratings ... The real problem may be Obamas friends or rather, those among his formerly most enthusiastic supporters who are now having second thoughts. The doubters are suddenly stretching across a broad section of the Democratic partys natural constituency. ... anti-war liberals depressed by the debate over troops for Afghanistan; and growing numbers of blue-collar workers who...
  • Ahoy there! President Barack Obama catches the eye of a sailor during China visit

    11/18/2009 8:32:12 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 108 replies · 4,261+ views ^ | Nov. 18, 2009 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Heads were certainly turned during Barack Obama's goodwill tour of China, as this cheeky sailor's expression reveals. The American leader was inspecting the country's naval forces yesterday when the sailor dropped his mask of indifference and openly gawped at the president. America and China emerged from hours of intense, closed-door talks yesterday after making little progress on the key issues that divide the two nations. Despite reaffirming the importance of greater U.S.-China co-operation to world peace and stability, President Obama and President Hu Jintao were unable to disguise the deep differences that separate their countries on trade, security, climate change...
  • Is Obama hign when he says; US trade with Asia strengthens US jobs? Poll

    11/21/2009 2:39:06 PM PST · by DBlake · 31 replies · 1,166+ views
    Youpolls ^ | 11-21-2009 | Youpolls
    Facing rising unemployment and slipping poll numbers, Obama assured the public that creating new jobs...
  • INDIA GETS WARY OF OBAMA (The Times of India)

    11/21/2009 11:44:08 AM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 44 replies · 2,044+ views
    The Times of India (New Delhi, India) ^ | 21 November 2009 | Indrani Bagchi
    China , Japan, Vietnam, Indonesia, Afghanistan, Pakistan... US president Barack Obama ran through the gamut of nations as he articulated another elegant Asia policy speech in Tokyo this week. Conspicuous by its absence was India. Was India not on his radar? Or was it such a close ally that he skipped naming it at a public function? It left New Delhi wondering. Just two days later, bam! He did something even more astonishing by acquiescing in a Chinese demand to let Beijing assume the role of a monitor in South Asia, an area where China is seen by India as...
  • Obama touts Asia trade to create jobs

    11/21/2009 10:25:58 AM PST · by Schnucki · 11 replies · 717+ views
    France 24 ^ | November 21, 2009
    US President Barack Obama, back from a tour of Asia, called Saturday for the United States to produce more goods to sell across the Pacific, touting trade as a way to revive the troubled US economy. Facing rising unemployment and slipping poll numbers, Obama assured the public that creating new jobs back home was his top priority on the week-long tour that took him to Japan, Singapore, China and South Korea. "I traveled to Asia to open a new era of American engagement," Obama said in his weekly radio address, recorded while he was in Seoul. "Above all, I spoke...
  • "Hatoyama Vs. Obama -- The Scandal That Nobody Will Report" (Obama in Japan: My Translation)

    11/21/2009 9:18:54 AM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 110 replies · 6,830+ views
    Shukan Bunshun Weekly Magazine (Translated to English) ^ | 22 November 2009 (26 November 2009 Edition) | Shukan Bunshun Staff Writers
    "(Japan Prime Minister) Hatoyama Vs.Obama -- The Scandal That Nobody Will Report" (由紀夫 vs オバマ「書かれざるスキャンダル」)Reporters at the weekly Shukan Bunshun news magazine here in Tokyo, Japan have written a rather caustic report about President Obama's 23 hours in Tokyo last week, from a frank Japanese perspective, exclusively in the Japanese language, and released to the newstands just now. In that sense this is more or less an *FR Exclusive*. A number of eye-opening claims, pieces of information and details emerge about Obama's brief stay in Japan as part of his disastrous Asian trip--over and above the very controversial, near-"dogeza"...
  • Caption this Photo: Barack Hussein Obama

    11/20/2009 12:12:35 PM PST · by Justaham · 34 replies · 1,613+ views
    Most Powerful Man On Planet Bows To Table
  • Sarah Palin Interview with O'Reilly - Part 2; Says Obama is "Bowing to other World Leaders" - Video

    11/20/2009 5:35:54 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 32 replies · 1,692+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | November 20, 2009 | BrianinMO
    In case you missed it, here is video of Part two of Sarah Palin's interview with Bill O'Reilly. Tonight, they focus on policy issues. Below is the first segment of tonight's Part 2 Interview. In the second part, not yet posted, Palin says bluntly that Obama's foreign policy is weak, citing the fact that Obama is "bowing to other world leaders." We'll post the rest of it once it is available . . . (VIDEO)
  • Obama's Polls Down, Trip Failed (Rush Limbaugh)

    11/21/2009 12:00:51 AM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 16 replies · 1,766+ views
    The Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | 20 November 2009 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: The Gallup poll will announce -- they effectively have announced it -- the Gallup poll will announce that for the first time in their poll Barack Obama's approval rating has fallen below 50%. In fact, a little story about this. This from Ben Smith at The Politico: "His approval numbers have bounced down to the 50% mark several times, driven by weaker support from independents and Republicans, but hadn't crossed it. The slide is worrying for the White House, but it's probably not yet panic time. Ronald Reagan's approval numbers dropped well below 40% during the depths...