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Obama Schedule || Tuesday, November 20, 2012

by Keith Koffler on November 19, 2012, 10:05 pm

President Obama is attending the East Asian Summit in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. While there today, he will hold also hold bilateral meetings with Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda of Japan and Premier Wen Jiabao of China. In the evening, he will depart Phnom Penh for Washington.


srdem65 November 19, 2012 at 7:14 pm

I think the last time a meeting of those countries was held, someone was signing a ‘surrender”. Let’s hope it’s not the US doing the surrendering tomorrow.

Girly1 November 19, 2012 at 7:36 pm

From the ‘kissing fields’ (see below) to the ‘killing fields’…..

Langley Spook November 19, 2012 at 8:10 pm

With all this travel, and not dealing with any major crisis anywhere, Obama will take the next week off… (?)

Not Nabob November 19, 2012 at 10:56 pm

A two day trip? What a waste of taxpayer money. Is the Perez shopping for a new home? And giving the country formally known as Burma millions in aid for democracy. Quit giving away our FRICKING money to corrupt countries and quit promising more aid, unless you Mr. President can pull it out of your ass.

Guillermo Grande November 20, 2012 at 6:45 am

Visiting relatives for the holidays ?

Shofar November 20, 2012 at 7:56 am

Three days on the road (why am I reminded of an old Bob Hope/Bing Crosby movie?) at a cost of $6.2 million just to fly AF1 there and back.

If he was able to make some trade agreements, then that’s fantastic. However, I don’t think he’s been able to get any trade agreements inked since he was anointed, so why would this trip be any different.

This could be remembered as the Hug and Kiss Tour. See what happens when you hang out with Bill Clinton everyday for a year.

Danceswithtruth November 20, 2012 at 9:58 am

It depends on what the definition of “hang out” is. Love it Shofar!

cincycinco November 20, 2012 at 9:00 am

He’s there looking to the future. He needs to bone up on how Pol Pot moved Cambodia “Forward”, so he has some helpful tips for when his own Communist experiments fail.

Have a look;
“Meanwhile, the fury of Pol Pot’s social and economic reform policies carried out by the mystery-shrouded Angka, or “inner” party organization, eventually was to make Pol Pot’s name synonymous with one of the modern world’s worst holocausts. Forced evacuation, through extended death marches, of the inhabitants of major cities and resettlement and harshly exploitive labor of tens of thousands in agricultural work projects; deliberate withholding of adequate food and medical care; systematic mass killings of all “old dandruff”—i.e., suspected subversives, especially those who had white collar or intellectual occupations or political experience—all these reflected Pol Pot’s brand of ideology in which Rousseauist purism and Stalinist terrorism were uniquely blended. Great emphasis was placed in Pol Pot’s policies on the training of the young and on the creation of a “New Man” in Cambodia. Even after Pol Pot was driven from power, young teenagers remained among his dedicated followers in the DK’s “Revolutionary Army.” But the killings and deliberate neglect by the Pol Pot regime cost some 1.6 million Cambodians their lives—nearly 20 percent of the country’s total population.”

Sound like any nascent dictators you may have recently heard of? Especially the part about the young and the white collar workers…

How about this;
“In France Pol Pot joined a small circle of leftist Cambodian students—some of whom later became prominent Marxist and/or Communist Party leaders (such as Ieng Sary, the future DK foreign minister, and Hou Yuon, an independent Marxist radical who repeatedly served in Prince Norodom Sihanouk’s cabinets until his death in 1975 in the Pol Pot holocaust). Pol Pot soon became an anti-colonialist, Marxist radical. ”

Change the names and locations, and it could be a passage from “Dreams From My Father”.

Yep, The Vengeful Caliph will enjoy this trip, and come back with some fresh new ideas for the future of America.

God help us all.

Susan November 20, 2012 at 10:17 am

Seems the communist regime in Cambodia rounded up dissidents shortly before the Obama victory tour, such as imprisoning a radio broadcaster. He probably got pointers from Hun Sen on how to handle Rush Limbaugh…