Thursday, December 10, 2009

Our President: Diplomacy In Action. Or Is That: Diplomacy INACTION?

I thought that we were supposed to have elected some sort of "diplomacy maven" who was going to make all things right with the world after that selfish, self-centered cowboy - GWB.  Well, that's not working out so well:

"Barack Obama's trip to Oslo to pick up his Nobel peace award is in danger of being overshadowed by a row over the cancellation of a series of events normally attended by the prizewinner.

Norwegians are incensed over what they view as his shabby response to the prize by cutting short his visit.
The White House has cancelled many of the events peace prize laureates traditionally submit to, including a dinner with the Norwegian Nobel committee, a press conference, a television interview, appearances at a children's event promoting peace and a music concert, as well as a visit to an exhibition in his honour at the Nobel peace centre.

He has also turned down a lunch invitation from the King of Norway.

According to a poll published by the daily tabloid VG, 44% of Norwegians believe it was rude of Obama to cancel his scheduled lunch with King Harald, with only 34% saying they believe it was acceptable."

That's our President, a citizen of the world.  It seems that the Europeans are finally getting a glimpse of that famous Obama ego and they don't like what they see.

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