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Obama's Shocking Display Of Diplomatic Ignorance While Overseas

November 21, 2012

November 20, 2012 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Props to the Telegraph's Neil Gardner Barack Obama blunders again on the world stage who points out that Mr. Obama's amateurish performance in the conduct of diplomatic matters overseas during his recent trip is an embarrassment to the United States.

He goes on to say that had it taken place under a GOP administration, the matter would have served as fodder for endless negative commentary by the MSM.

"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..."
Gardner points to two instances of almost unbelievable incompetence.
1. While in Asia supposedly touting freedom of expression, Mr. Obama could not even pronounce the name of Aung San Suu Kyi - a Burmese MP, considered one of the leading human rights activists in the world - correctly. His bumbling attempts showed such a lack of preparation and ignorance that it was actually painful to watch.

2. In the same vein, Obama's general lack of understanding regarding Burma's political complexities was on full public display as he insisted on calling the South East Asian nation Mynamar, the name used by the ruling Burmese military junta, instead of the traditional Burma, the name which Aung San Suu Kyi and her opposition forces prefer.

In a quick Internet search we could find no more than a handful of articles dealing with Team Obama's latest foreign policy blunders.

Such things, though of little apparent consequence to Obama's MSM stenographers, nonetheless reflect just how ill-prepared this president is to perform on the world stage. They also seem to demonstrate a degree of intellectual laziness and lack of interest which has assumed dangerous proportions.

In less highly charged times, such comparatively minor issues would be of little import, however in a world in which political allegiances are rapidly changing - to the detriment of U.S. interests - such a cavalier attitude is dangerous.

One would think that such dreadfully amateurish and awkward performances by "The One," would be of concern to Mr. Obama's supporters, who always assume that he is the "smartest guy in the room," but we can see little evidence of this judging by the lack of curiosity being shown by the legacy media.

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