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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

How Many Times?

How many times has this played out, already?

How many times have we already seen this movie? How many more times will we see it while that interloper occupies the Office of the Presidency of the United States?

Kevin D. Williamson (in 'The Corner' blog at NRO): Why Thank You, Your Lordship

President Obama welcomed Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to the White House with words that have inspired snickers in New Delhi:
"Yours is the first official state visit of my presidency, its fitting that you and India be so recognised," 48-year-old Obama told the 77-year-old Indian leader.

The general reaction in India has been: Who the heck does this guy think he is? Note to the Great Diplomat: When you do a head of state an honor, you don't remind him, in public, of the fact that you have done him an honor, particularly in self-aggrandizing terms of this sort.

I cannot imagine Dr. Singh responding to Obama: "I am the first state visitor of your presidency, and it is fitting that you and the United States be so recognized. Especially considering that I have the guts to stand up to the Chinese from time to time, while you're basically groveling and praying that they don't decide to divest their dollar holdings. Did I mention our 7 percent economic growth, compared to your ... 3 percent, 3.5? Now, what did you want to talk about?"

How many allies and non-enemies will this fool insult? How many enemies and not-possible-allies will he kow-tow to?

Edit (2009/12/10): Nobel peace prize: Norwegians incensed over Barack Obama's snubs

Is it the plan of Our Zero, The Won, to insult all our allies and potential allies … while sucking up to and bowing down to our adversaries and actual enemies.


MathewK said...

Valid questions ILÍON, but i really wonder where it'll stop, i hate to think what this fellow will do, given it's not even a year and there's 3 more to go.

kh123 said...

Manchurian Candidate, anyone?

Ilíon said...

Or, perhaps, the Kenyan Candidate.