March 24, 2013

THEY TOLD ME IF I VOTED FOR MITT ROMNEY, THE BRITISH PRESS WOULD BE MOCKING OUR PRESIDENT’S INTERNATIONAL GAFFES. AND THEY WERE RIGHT! Barack Obama’s Arafat blunder is an embarrassment for the leader of the free world. “While the Obama White House prides itself on having an extremely slick campaign operation, its ineptness and insensitivity in government, not least on the world stage, can be staggering. President Obama, for example, could not even pronounce the name of Burmese freedom fighter Aung San Suu Kyi on his recent visit to Rangoon, referring to her several times as Aung YAN Suu Kyi. He also famously called the Falkland Islands ‘the Maldives’, and succeeded in offending the whole of Poland when he referred to a ‘Polish death camp’ in World War Two. As I’ve noted in previous pieces, President Obama’s first term was littered with embarrassing gaffes abroad, and it looks like his second term will be more of the same.”