Why does Obama smile at dictators?

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  1. Revmitchell

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    .....................WATCHING ALL THIS, I was wondering what the new standards were. How oppressive must a leader be before we determine that he has not merited a hug by the democratic standard-bearer of the free world, the president of the United States? Yes, I get it. We have to speak to our enemies, and America has to push "reset" on its relationship with many of these countries. We should try and change them through charm. But who said the president himself, rather than a lower-level diplomat, must do so?

    And if Obama feels that he has to be the one to greet a man like Chavez, must it be with the kind of ear-to-ear grin that one might show girl scouts selling cookies? It must surely be disheartening for those who suffer oppression in countries like Venezuela, Cuba and Saudi Arabia to see the American president backslapping their oppressors when these victims have always looked up to the United States as their champions.

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    Sometimes he even bows, like to the King of Mecca.
     
  3. just-want-peace

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    I can imagine that it's sorta like the response of the POWs to Hanoi Jane; seeing your hope shredded like a junk-yard dog would do to a hunk of sirloin.
     
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    obama and socialist chavaz. obama and king of mecca.
    birds of a feather.....
     
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    A common bond!
     
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    Perhaps he is hoping they will give him some ideas on how to succeed as a dictator.
     
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    It would be much better to simply invade their country and bomb their people than it is to talk to them wouldn't it.
     
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    If I were meeting with a dictator, I'd have to give them a cold stare-down, as if I were getting ready to deck him.

    In all seriousness, I don't like how Obama is kissing up to dictators & even bowing down to that one king that I heard about. The truth is Americans don't bow down to kings (unless the king is the King of Kings) & queens. Americans also don't take to well to dicatators who use their oppressive government to rule their people. I would have to say that so far Obama is off to a bad start at representing our nation.
     
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    Oh yes...we ALL know that there is no middle ground between annihilating a country, and pandering to murderous, dictatorial thugs... :rolleyes:
     
  10. Revmitchell

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    Straw man no one has suggested such.
     

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