Keyword: obowma

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Saudis Deny Visa to Jewish Reporter Covering ObamaObama Still Going

    03/27/2014 12:51:55 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 26, 2014 - 4:26 AM | Patrick Goodenough
    The administration criticized Saudi Arabias denial of a visa for a Jewish White House correspondent wanting to cover President Obamas visit to the kingdom on Friday, but when asked Tuesday whether it would reconsider going to Saudi Arabia or anything like that, Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes said no. Michael Wilner, a U.S. citizen who covers the White House for the Jerusalem Post, applied for a visa with other members of the White House press corps but was turned down on Monday. [] That didnt cause you guys to reconsider going to Saudi Arabia or anything like that? a...
  • Report: Obama Arranging Tehran Visit for Next Year

    12/02/2013 8:05:51 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 87 replies
    Report: Obama Arranging Tehran Visit for Next Year Daniel Halper December 2, 2013 10:46 AM The Kuwaiti news outlet Al-Jarida reports that President Obama is seeking to arrange a trip to Tehran, Iran next year. The headline of the article reads, "Obama would like to visit Tehran, official invitation after details resolved." "Al-Jarida has learned from a U.S. diplomat that President Barack Obama is seeking to visit Tehran in the middle of next year," the report reads, based on a translation using Google Translate. "The source said that the desire to visit is shared, and that Tehran and Washington are...
  • Cambodia's First Lady Gives President Obama a "Sampeah" Greeting - Usually Reserved for Servants

    11/22/2012 1:24:47 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 33 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 11/20/2012 | Investor's Business Daily
    Bun Rany, Cambodia's first lady, gives President Obama a "sampeah" greeting at a tilt usually reserved for servants.
  • Obama bows to Boehner; jobs speech will be Sept. 8

    08/31/2011 6:44:39 PM PDT · by maggief · 221 replies
    AP ^ | August 31, 2011 | JIM KUHNHENN
    EXCERPT In agreeing to Boehner's schedule, Obama's address will compete with the opening game of the National Football League season a conflict the White House wanted to avoid.
  • Jimmy Carter, in N. Korea, Gives Kowtow Subservient Bow to N. Korean Hosts (Footage)

    04/26/2011 9:00:05 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 39 replies
    These people disgust me. Absolutely disgust me.President or Former President notwithstanding, the United States of America not only publicly bowing in Asian subservience (their culture) earlier this afternoon to a much less powerful nation, but one with one of the worst human rights records on the face of the earth, complete with concentration camps as we speak.Carter arrived today. And did the deed immediately upon arriving at the airport in Pyongyang, North Korea, to a DPRK official. Go to URL here: LINK and hit the arrow to stream.Do these naive morons honestly believe we can gain the friendship with these...
  • Richardson may visit North Korea

    12/07/2010 6:25:31 PM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 37 replies · 1+ views
    NM Politics Blog ^ | Pearl Harbor Day, 2010 | NM Politics
    With the situation in North Korea having gotten pretty dicey in recent months, Gov. Bill Richardson a favorite of the North Korean government may be heading back there next week. Thats according to the Washington Post: Adm. Mike Mullen, the Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman, is off this week to South Korea to tell officials that the United States is standing with them. And theres talk that outgoing New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson may be off to North Korea next week for a private chat with top officials at the invitation of key people in the nuclear crowd...
  • WikiLeaks cables tell the story of an empire in decline

    12/01/2010 7:46:06 PM PST · by Lorianne · 21 replies
    Ha'aretz ^ | 01 December 2010 | Aluf Benn
    Beyond the gossip, the indiscretions and the petty lies, the cables released by WikiLeaks tell a sad story. They depict the fall of the American empire, the decline of a superpower that ruled the world by dint of its military and economic supremacy. President Barack Obama emerges from the cables as a weak, flimsy leader, whose good intentions and lofty visions dissipate like dust in the wind in the face of the conservatism and stubbornness of his Middle Eastern counterparts. The days when American ambassadors were received in world capitals as "high commissioners" are long since gone. The diplomats who...
  • Korean peninsula on brink of war due to drills - North Korea

    11/25/2010 7:26:01 PM PST · by markomalley · 29 replies
    al Reuters ^ | 11/26/2010
    Reuters) - North Korea said on Friday the South and the United States were pushing the peninsula to "the brink of war" with their plan to conduct large-scale military drills, days after the rival Koreas exchanged artillery fire. "The situation on the Korean Peninsula is inching closer to the brink of war due to the reckless plan of those trigger-happy elements to stage again war exercises targeted against the (North)," the North's official KCNA news agency
  • "Obama Delivers Only Hot Air" (ASIA TIME) (Messiah's Epic Fail in Asia)

    11/15/2010 8:20:56 AM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 31 replies
    The Asia Times ^ | 15 November 2010 | Donald Kirk
    Obama delivers only hot air By Donald Kirk SEOUL Theodore Roosevelt, a great American president with a clearly imperialist agenda, uttered one of the most famous lines in US history in 1901 when he advised a crowd, "Speak softly and carry a big stick". These days, US President Barack Obama seems to have gotten that aphorism reversed. He speaks a lot but doesn't seem to be carrying a big stick. That was the impression he gave after winding up his 11-day Asian odyssey in Japan at a tepid weekend gathering of Pacific rim leaders banded together in the Asia...
  • "OBAMA MISSION TO ASIA BASICALLY A FAILURE" (Japan JNN Network TV News Video) My Translation

    11/14/2010 8:24:12 AM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 83 replies
    JNN (Tokyo Broadcast Networking Evening News Clip, Japan) ^ | 15 November 2010 | JNN (Tokyo Broadcasting Network)
    Go to the Link HERE.Stream the one minute report--by hitting the white triangle in center of page, showing Obama meandering throughout Asia country by country, but ending on the tone that "his Asian trip basically accomplished little", and saying that President Obama now heads into a weakened situation back home with the emboldened and multiplied Republicans waiting for him in D.C.Most computers can stream this short JNN video, voice over is in Japanese but good visuals of Obama "in action"; it will be up for a day or two.
  • Obamas Trade Strategy Runs Into Stiff Resistance

    11/12/2010 12:06:38 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 25 replies
    nytimes.com/ ^ | November 12 2010 | CHAN, GAY STOLBERG,
    SEOUL, South Korea President Obamas hopes of emerging from his Asia trip with the twin victories of a free trade agreement with South Korea and a unified approach to spurring economic growth around the world ran into resistance on all fronts on Thursday, putting Mr. Obama at odds with his key allies and largest trading partners. The most concrete trophy expected to emerge from the trip eluded his grasp: a long-delayed free trade agreement with South Korea, first negotiated by the Bush administration and then reopened by Mr. Obama, to have greater protections for American workers. And as officials...
  • "After the Kool-Aid: Notes From the Obama Visit" (Obama India Visit FAILURE) (Rediff)

    11/11/2010 11:52:38 PM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 26 replies
    Rediff News, India (In English) ^ | 12 November 2010 | Rajeev Srinivasan, Rediff News, INDIA
    Where is the substance in the just-concluded Obama jamboree, asks Rajeev Srinivasan. A casual observer, the proverbial Martian, would have concluded from the breathless media coverage during the Barack Obama love-fest that this was a visit of the King-Emperor of India's colonial master. The pageantry and pomp and circumstance hid the sad fact that the emperor had no clothes, that is to say, there was precious little of substance in evidence. Lots of style, though: An Obama trademark. But then Indians love a good party, and this was like a Big Fat Punjabi Wedding: Plenty of dancing, much drinking, and...
  • Obama Acknowledges Decline of US Dominance (Times Of India) : (483 Comments in Reply)

    11/09/2010 6:40:03 PM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 34 replies
    Times of India (in English) ^ | 10 November 2010 | Times of India
    MUMBAI: Implicitly acknowledging the decline of American dominance, Barack Obama on Sunday said the US was no longer in a position to "meet the rest of the world economically on our terms".Speaking at a town hall meeting in Mumbai, he said, "I do think that one of the challenges that we are going face in the US, at a time when we are still recovering from the financial crisis is, how do we respond to some of the challenges of globalisation? The fact of the matter is that for most of my lifetime and I'll turn 50 next year -...
  • OBAMA BOWS AGAINTHIS TIME IN INDIA

    11/08/2010 3:45:09 PM PST · by FactReal · 28 replies · 1+ views
    GatewayPundit ^ | 11/8/2010 | FactReal
    Obama bowed today to the Indian Parliament...GatewayPundit reports. Obama submits to foreigners but mocks Tea Party Patriots (videos).
  • "Obama Agenda For "Change" Delivered Strong Slap To The Face" (From Japan) My Translation

    11/03/2010 7:50:13 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 53 replies
    Hokkaido Shimbun, Japan (Original in Japanese, "FReepranslated" ^ | 4 November 2010 | Hokkaido Shimbun (Daily), from Japan
    Japanese news today over here (newspapers above the fold, magazines, non-stop TV networks) are filled to the brim with news of Mr. Obama's humiliating defeat at the hands of the Republicans.Many of this is bringing Japanese up to speed as to how unpopular Mr. Obama really is, as for the last two years by and large they perpetuated the image of him being successful and popular (mostly in order to sell books and English instruction tapes using his speeches). What a rude awakening.Well, my favorite title is from this morning's Hokkaido Shimbun: Essentially: "Obama Agenda For "Change" Delivered Strong...
  • Japanese News (Translated): Today's Vote Is "No Confidence" Measure Regarding Obama

    11/02/2010 12:27:30 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 54 replies
    Chugoku News (Original In Japanese) ^ | 2 November 2010 | Tohru Mukai, Reporter
    Chugoku Shimbun (News), in Japan, is from the Hiroshima region of the country. Their online report of the election just appeared in original Japanese. During these wee hours in the USA, I'm happy to "FReepranslate" the first paragraph and article headline as follows: "US Midterm Elections: Republicans Heading For Landslide?" "Washington Reporter, Tohru Mukai: "Polls one day before the big US midterm elections show a 15 point lead of popularity of the Republican Party over the Democratic Party. For all intents and purposes, tomorrow's vote in the US is a vote of confidence or no confidence against President Obama....
  • Reports: US, South Korea Cancel Naval Drill

    10/24/2010 8:50:50 PM PDT · by Errant · 13 replies · 1+ views
    Voice of America ^ | October 24th, 2010
    South Korean media reported Sunday that Seoul and Washington have called off plans to hold a major joint naval exercise in the Yellow Sea this month. Yonhap news agency quoted government sources as saying the exercise involving a U.S. nuclear-powered aircraft carrier has been postponed to avoid tensions on the Korean peninsula during the upcoming G20 summit in Seoul. There was no official confirmation of the reports. The Chinese government has fiercely opposed the deployment of the U.S. aircraft carrier George Washington in the regional waters.
  • Israelis Throw Shoes At Image of Barack Obama (Japanese TV Footage)

    10/12/2010 2:38:17 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 13 replies
    FNN News, Tokyo, Japan (in Japanese) short clip ^ | 12 October 2010 | FNN News, Tokyo, Japan (short clip)
    It appears at the end of this CLIP ... Just "click" on the pic of our beloved President.Tips:--May not stream on all computers, but probably most worldwide.--This is a link to the Japanese newspage that THEN has the video link/can be found in the middle of the page, Obama with white triangle. You can stream it from there.--Video might be up for another day or so.See it while you can.The story started about the book thrown at Holy O the other day, but ended up with footage of a Shoe Throwing Fest in Tel Aviv featuring an image of the...
  • OBAMA Nixes Plans For Hiroshima Apology Tour (Afraid of US Electorate): My Translation from Japan

    09/18/2010 5:07:51 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 44 replies
    Sankei Shimbun News, Tokyo, Japan (Original in Japanese) ^ | 19 September 2010 | Rui Sasaki, Reporter
    Sources within the Obama Administration as well as with the ruling Japan Democratic Party here have leaked and confirmed that Obama (and Japan side) have come to the conclusion to make the decision to cancel any side trip to Hiroshima, Japan in November as part of O's ongoing worldwide apology tour.
  • Obama Sidesteps a Diplomatic Fuss (Did Obama bow to Saudi King again?)

    06/29/2010 9:09:16 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 33 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | June 29, 2010 | PETER BAKER
    One way to get around the whole bowing problem? Dont let in the reporters until youre already sitting down. President Obama played host to King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia at the White House on Tuesday but avoided the diplomatic trapdoor he fell through a year ago by greeting the monarch without cameras around to record whether he bowed first. The president raised eyebrows and stirred criticism in April 2009 when he encountered King Abdullah at a summit meeting of the Group of 20 nations in London. As Mr. Obama approached, he appeared to bow before the king. The White House...
  • Caption: U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates Bowing

    06/06/2010 2:27:23 PM PDT · by vrwc54 · 48 replies · 1,106+ views
    Getty Images-Daylife ^ | 6/6/10 | unknown
    BAKU, AZERBAIJAN - JUNE 6: U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates (R) bows as he shakes hands with Azerbaijan's Minister of Defense, General-Colonel Safar Abiyev on the tarmac at the Heydar Aliyev International Airport June 6, 2010 in Baku, Azerbaijan. On the table in front of Aliyev is a letter from President Barack Obama. Gates left Singapore earlier today after participating in the Shangri-La Dialogue's Asia Security Summit, which ran from June 4 to 6, 2010.
  • Worries of Military Clash Between No./So. Korea Heightened; War Movements Escalating (Translation)

    05/27/2010 5:07:13 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 64 replies · 2,474+ views
    Sankei Shimbun (Translation: Machine/Quick Synopsis from Original Japanese) ^ | 27 May 2010 8:00 a.m. Eastern Thursday | Sankei Shimbun, Japan
    ソウル=水沼啓子】朝鮮半島情勢は27日、北朝鮮が非武装地帯(DMZ)に対空砲を搬入したことが明らかになり、韓国は対潜水艦訓練を実施するなど、偶発的な軍事衝突への懸念が高まっている。  北朝鮮の朝鮮人民軍総参謀部は27日、黄海上などでの南北間の偶発的な衝突防止のための合意を「無効化する」との通告文を、朝鮮中央通信を通じて発表した。南北協力に関する軍事的保障措置を全面撤回し、開城工業団地への陸路通行遮断の検討に入り、韓国軍の心理戦には警告通り「無慈悲に」対応する-としている。
  • Book Ridiculing OBAMA's Gaffes Debuts in Japan; Says "He's Not As Eloquent A Speaker As Advertised"

    05/26/2010 11:08:22 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 81 replies · 1,865+ views
    New book out on stands in Japan which took many by surprise: Title: "Obama Shitsugen De Manabu America" (オバマ失言で学ぶアメリカ), by Marie Nishimori (KK Bestsellers (2010/5/15) ISBN-10: 4584132372 ISBN-13: 978-4584132371 Subtitle: "Top 101 Gaffes of Barack Obama" Background: As in many countries overseas, Japan went absolutely crazy two years ago at the prospect of a "President" Obama. Once he won, a whole cottage industry came alive, selling (hawking) CDs and texts of speech upon speech by He Who Must Be Worshipped, The Messiah, teaching Japanese everything from "the spirit of Change and Hope possible in Great America", to "correct English pronunciation...
  • US-JAPAN ALLIANCE PARTNERSHIP CRUMBLING (Cover Story/Photo of Nikkei Business) (Translation)

    05/20/2010 8:15:24 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 38 replies · 1,492+ views
    Out on stands, now, here in Japan. Mass circulation. Hope and "CHANGE"."CHANGE" (North Korea and Red China) can believe in. Hmmm mmmm MMMM!
  • Obama bows yet once again.......

    05/20/2010 10:37:07 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 63 replies · 2,196+ views
    05/20/10
    How dare "No Balls Obama" stand there and allow a tin pot leader from a turd world nation to trash one of our states on our own soil? This is an outrage! What the hell's the matter with him?....
  • Tokyo wobbles on the American alliance (Obama Humiliates Another Key American Ally)

    04/22/2010 9:18:28 AM PDT · by mojito · 56 replies · 1,729+ views
    Financial Times ^ | 4/21/2010 | David Pilling
    When Japans prime minister visited Washington this month, Japanese officials lobbied intensely to get him a one-on-one with Barack Obama. In the end, Yukio Hatoyama had to settle for just 10 minutes, and even that during a banquet when the US president was presumably more interested in the appetisers and wine. These things matter in Japan. One senior politician called the put-down as it was inevitably viewed in Tokyo humiliating. He even noted that the Japanese prime minister was shunted to the edge of a group photo, the diplomatic equivalent of banishment to Siberia. It would be wrong...
  • JAPAN TV AIRS OBAMA "BOW" TO RED CHINA PRESIDENT (Footage); JAPAN CALLED "THE LOSER" IN D.C. (CLIP)

    04/14/2010 6:46:32 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 83 replies · 2,128+ views
    Yomiuri TV News (NNN) Original In Japanese ^ | 15 April 2010 | AmericanInTokyo
    Brilliant, Pres. Obama. Simply brilliant. Way to go to fortify relations with our reliable allies in the region, particularly with a key lynchpin like JAPAN.The upshot in the original Japanese was that Japan was snubbed in D.C. for an individual "summit meeting" with Obama, while Obama on the other hand kowtowed and gave the Red Chinese the red carpet (literally) treatment.Note, no "kowtow" to Prime Minister Hatoyama (Japan) that there was to Red Chinese President Hu Jin Tao. This I assure you was not lost on Tokyo (nor Beijing, Seoul, Pyongyang, Taipei, Moscow, Teheran, Damascus, Tel Aviv etc for that...
  • Drudge: OBAMA BOWS TO CHINESE COMMUNIST LEADER

    04/12/2010 5:05:26 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 424 replies · 13,622+ views
    Drudgereport ^ | Monday April12, 2010
    President Barack Obama greets Chinese President Hu Jintao during the official arrivals for the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington, Monday April 12, 2010
  • JAPAN COMMUNIST PARTY NEWSPAPER "AKAHATA" ADOPTS SUPPORTIVE TONE OF OBAMACARE PASSAGE

    03/25/2010 12:35:18 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 8 replies · 546+ views
    Akahata ("Red Flag") Official Newspaper of Japan Communist Party ^ | 25 March 2010 | Japan Communist Party Reporter Nishimura (D.C.)
    Newspaper: Akahata ("Red Flag"). The Daily Japanese newspaper which is the central organ of the Japanese Communist Party.Highlights in its edition today the U.S. House of Representatives' passage of Obamacare in a positive light.Makes references to obstructionist, reform opponents, the U.S. Republican Party.Otherwise paints in a positive light from a Socialist perspective, the passage by the US Congress of this legislation.
  • CNN JAPAN **FINALLY** REPORTS OBAMA'S DISAPPROVAL OVERTAKES APPROVAL (Link)

    03/24/2010 7:45:24 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 27 replies · 1,537+ views
    CNN Japan Website (original in Japanese) ^ | 25 March 2010 | AmericanInTokyo
    These ones have to have been the absolute WORST.Is it any surprise??CNN in the US is bad enough. The CNN JAPAN outfit has relentlessy covered for Obama and his socialist foibles from Day 1 and accordingly denied the Japanese material and critical information about Obama, news on his lack of popularity among Americans, information that not all Americans are jubilant over this man anymore (and never were), etc. It has been right out of George Orwell. Spin. BS. Spin. BS. And more Spin.Maybe they realize their viewership falls as people turn to alternative news sources which show CNN Japan...
  • American Nationals Face Worldwide Threat From Terrorists: US (Thanks Obama!)

    02/13/2010 2:40:31 AM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 36 replies · 1,086+ views
    The Times of India, New Delhi, INDIA ^ | 13 February 2010 | AmericanInTokyo
    American nationals face worldwide threat from terrorists: US PTI, 13 February 2010, 01:09pm ISTText Size:|Topics:US Americans WASHINGTON: US on Saturday issued a worldwide travel alert to its citizens, warning them against threats from terrorists mainly al-Qaeda who may carry out attacks by employing suicide operations, kidnappings and bombings. Cautioning them to be alert, the state department said there had been several incidents in this regard in the recent past. It also said that demonstrations and riotings can occur with little or no warning. "US citizens are reminded to maintain a high level of vigilance and to take appropriate steps to...
  • The Obama Bow: Just For the Record...

    04/08/2009 2:57:02 PM PDT · by Reaganesque · 82 replies · 4,513+ views
    04/08/09 | Reaganesque
    The White House today said that Mr. Obama's bow was due to the fact that Obama is taller than the Saudi king and he bent down to shake the king's hand with both of his. The video on YouTube shows differently so, I thought the relevant frame of video should be given it's own thread. Either Mr. Obama has grown a third hand or the "unnamed White House source" is a total liar.Video link. Stop the video at :05 and :12. The bow happens before the double handed hand-shake.
  • PRUDEN: Obama bows, the nation cringes

    11/17/2009 4:29:50 PM PST · by EvilAgenda · 6 replies · 991+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, November 17, 2009 | Pruden
    From Article Some of the president's critics are giving him a hard time, and it's true that this president seems never to have studied much American history. Not bowing to foreign potentates was what 1776 was all about. His predecessors learned with no difficulty that the essence of America is that all men stand equal and are entitled to look even a king, maybe particularly a king, straight in the eye. Can anyone imagine George Washington, John Adams or Thomas Jefferson making a similar gesture of servile submission? Or Harry Truman? Or FDR, who famously served the lowly hot dog,...
  • U.S. President Barack Obama bows

    02/01/2010 11:11:31 AM PST · by STONEWALLS · 11 replies · 1,397+ views
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 2-1-2010 | AP
    U.S. President Barack Obama bows to Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio at MacDill Air Force Base on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010 in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Edmund Fountain, Pool)
  • MUST SEE VIDEO: Obama Bows To Tampa Mayor

    02/01/2010 7:44:32 AM PST · by i88schwartz · 88 replies · 2,545+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | February 1, 2010 | RealClearPolitics
    AP: U.S. President Barack Obama bows to Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio at MacDill Air Force Base on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010 in Tampa, Fla.
  • U.S. Fails to Persuade N.Korea Back to 6-Way Talks

    12/10/2009 5:36:05 PM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 15 replies · 704+ views
    Chosun Ilbo News, Seoul (English) ^ | 11 December 2009 | Chosun Ilbo, Seoul, S. Korea (English)
    A visit to North Korea by U.S. envoy Stephen Bosworth ended in failure Thursday to convince the North to return to multilateral nuclear disarmament talks. "We identified some common understandings on the need for and the role of the six-party talks and the importance of the implementation of the 2005 Joint Statement," Bosworth told reporters. "It remains to be seen when and how [North Korea] will return to the six-party talks." He added, "This is something that requires further consultations among all six of us." But Bosworth claimed he had "very useful" meetings with senior North Korean officials. Further bilateral...
  • U.S. envoy Bosworth arrives in Pyongyang: N. Korean media

    12/08/2009 6:04:29 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 23 replies · 756+ views
    Yonhap News ^ | 12/08/09
    U.S. envoy Bosworth arrives in Pyongyang: N. Korean media SEOUL, Dec. 8 (Yonhap) -- A U.S. envoy on North Korea arrived in Pyongyang on Tuesday, the North's media said, in the highest-level visit to the communist nation since the Barack Obama administration took power in Washington early this year. Stephen Bosworth and his entourage "arrived in Sunan Airport" just outside the capital, the Korean Central News Agency said. Bosworth departed from the U.S. Osan air base in South Korea at around 2 p.m. on a three-day mission to bring the North back to a multilateral forum on its nuclear program
  • Why Bosworth Should Not Go to Pyongyang (Obama Kowtow to North Korea Begins This Tuesday)

    12/06/2009 1:01:26 AM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 7 replies · 737+ views
    Daily NK ^ | 4 December 2009 | Chris Green
    Why Bosworth Should Not Go to Pyongyang By Chris Green [2009-12-04 16:48 ] Author of, among other things, Nuclear Showdown: North Korea Takes on the World, Gordon Chang has today called for Stephen Bosworth, the U.S. chief nuclear negotiator, not to make the trip to Pyongyang for bilateral talks that he is scheduled to make on December 8th. Writing for Forbes, Chang asserts that for Bosworth to go to Pyongyang at this time is both playing into North Korean hands and completely undermining the policy which Washington had appeared to be adhering to since Barack Obama came to office, namely...
  • 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 Bows Before Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao...

    11/24/2009 8:18:12 AM PST · by hiho hiho · 50 replies · 4,921+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | 11-24-2009
    http://d.yimg.com/a/p/rids/20091118/i/r3100408959.jpg?x=400&y=280&q=85&sig=D34F4tkrlJgAMShzwJxVNA--
  • Obama weakness exposed during world travels

    11/24/2009 6:13:43 AM PST · by usalady · 9 replies · 592+ views
    Examiner.com ^ | 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.
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • "PRESIDENT OBAMA'S ASIA FAILURE" (BUSINESS WEEK)

    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...
  • 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...
  • US admiral defends Obama's Japan bow ("Gero" [BARF] Alert!)

    11/20/2009 7:39:57 PM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 45 replies · 2,381+ views
    AFP ^ | 21 November 2009 | Agence France Presss via Google news
    US admiral defends Obama's Japan bow (AFP) 1 day ago WASHINGTON The former top commander of US troops in Asia on Thursday strongly defended President Barack Obama against critics of his bow to Japan's Emperor Akihito, calling it a gesture of respect. Admiral Timothy Keating, who retired last month ...