Tuesday, March 17, 2009

"Smart" Diplomacy, Eh?

He PO's and insults the Brits.

He confuses the Russkis.

He PO's the Mexicans.

Now, he insults the Brazilians.

His meet and greet with the U.S. president was bumped to Saturday, and when the White House announced his official visit, they misspelled his name

And there's more!

President Obama did not respond to greeting messages from America's Mideast allies until weeks after he'd entered the White House. The Iraqi leadership had to wait three weeks. Afghan President Hamid Karzai waited 40 days. Leaders of traditional allies such as Morocco, Egypt, Turkey, Jordan and Saudi Arabia didn't wait as long - but got only protocol calls devoid of political content

...Richard Holbrooke, the special envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan, spoke of his desire to engage the Taliban but cited "scheduling problems" in not meeting America's friends among Afghan and Pakistani elites. In Kabul, he made it all but clear that the new administration sees the Karzai presidency as part of the "Bush legacy." In Pakistan, he sent signals that Washington is not keen on supporting President Asif Ali Zardari's government.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton granted Lebanon's Prime Minister Fouad Siniora only a photo-op handshake during a conference on Gaza held in Egypt. Siniora, whose coalition government faces a crucial election in June, had hoped for a "convincing show of American support." Instead, he was cold-shouldered.

Friggin' genius, that O-and-Savior.


1 comment:

yoSAMite said...

Like the old blonde joke

"How many is a brazilian"