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6/3/2009

Obama’s Mideast Tour Begins

Filed under: International,Obama — DRJ @ 12:08 pm

[Guest post by DRJ]

King Abdullah welcomed Barack Obama today as he begins his Middle East tour in Saudi Arabia:

“After landing in Saudi Arabia beside a red carpet in 106-degree heat, the president and his top aides shook hands with King Abdullah. Then the presidential party rode dual escalators up to a marbled Royal Reception Room for the opening talks of the trip.

“I thought it was very important to come to the place where Islam began and to seek His Majesty’s counsel and to discuss with him many of the issues that we confront here in the Middle East,” Obama said after arriving at the king’s royal farm.”

Aides say Obama wants to “build a bridge to the Arab and Muslim worlds” but his reluctance to visit Israel suggests he may build those Muslim bridges at Israel’s expense.

Either way, Osama bin Laden is not impressed.

UPDATE: I didn’t see Karl’s post on a related topic before I posted this. My apologies to Karl, and feel free to discuss this topic in the comments at Karl’s post.

– DRJ

9 Responses to “Obama’s Mideast Tour Begins”

  1. Each day is just more unbelievable than the day before.

    The gentle breeze of destruction is in the air. Wait till his supporters figure it out.

    Vermont Neighbor (efb5a9)

  2. This is just part of his enrichment scheme. Four years after he gets thrown out he will be worth 400 million, mainly due to Moslem clients with a leavening of PRC and Moscow clients.

    Just follow the money.

    Thank God he was elected. Imagine how bad it would be today if we hadn’t elected this man.

    I now understand how Hitler came to power.

    Thomas Jackson (8ffd46)

  3. Barack Obama. The atheist son of a Muslim who is determined to do less for the average Muslim than his Christian predecessor. At least he will succeed at something.

    Terry Gain (6b2a64)

  4. Exactly, Thomas. Evil politicians never die, they just fade into Saudi think tanks.

    Patricia (2183bb)

  5. This is historic people. Teh One is going to give a speech, dammit.

    JD (45f9ae)

  6. JD, and you forgot:

    “And it’s racist for you all to somehow miss that fact. I denounce the lot of you.”

    Dr. K (0fdffa)

  7. I just received a copy from his speech –

    “Good evening to the Princes and Kings present – I hereby immediately denounce any and all actions by the US over the past 200 years, including our despicable actions against the Barbary Pirates during our nation’s first steps. Can you ever forgive our insults to your integrity and honor, and btw, can you give us a timetable that would be most convenient for you to accept our unconditional surrender?”

    Dmac (1ddf7e)

  8. NBC News is unwatchable.

    I was expecting Barbara Walters to pop out of the Brian Williams costume during that hour long People Magazine spread.

    HeavenSent (1e97ff)

  9. You have to be invited to visit a country. There could also be practical concerns like security. Anybody think of that?

    JEA (9231a4)


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