Comments on: Obama brings out the “American” in Nobel laureate http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/04/07/obama-brings-out-the-american-in-nobel-laureate/ Tracking U.S. politics Wed, 16 Nov 2016 03:39:51 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Marco Borg http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/04/07/obama-brings-out-the-american-in-nobel-laureate/comment-page-1/#comment-390774 Thu, 09 Apr 2009 01:23:37 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=16936#comment-390774 Of course Obama is still tops with under-graduates, Michael Jackson fans etc but in Turkey for whatever reason he encouraged the Islamist government (veiled wives, “the minarets will be our bayonets”) there which is rapidly eroding the secular constitution. The Turkish Prime Minister had previously objected to the ex-Danish Prime Minister becoming the Head of NATO because he adhered to free speech and not put the Mohammed cartoonist in prison.

This after becoming the first American president ever, to bow, bow deeply, before a foreign president or king, and amazingly the recipient of this bow, was the Islamic desert despot, the King of Saudi Arabia.

But as a European,what I found deeply offensive, was his interference in European affairs, his trying to push Turkey into the EU which Europeans do not want. The Turks are Asian Muslims, so why should they be in the EU?

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By: getplaning http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/04/07/obama-brings-out-the-american-in-nobel-laureate/comment-page-1/#comment-390766 Wed, 08 Apr 2009 14:38:14 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=16936#comment-390766 Yes, Dick Cheney is shamelessly trying to undermine a sitting US President in a time of war.

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By: siew http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/04/07/obama-brings-out-the-american-in-nobel-laureate/comment-page-1/#comment-390763 Wed, 08 Apr 2009 12:06:41 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=16936#comment-390763 one earn respect by being humble and sincere. One get resented by being a bully. President Obama is the only US president I ever bother to pay attention to. People like Ben is the problem to our troubled world.

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By: sf http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/04/07/obama-brings-out-the-american-in-nobel-laureate/comment-page-1/#comment-390762 Wed, 08 Apr 2009 12:04:51 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=16936#comment-390762 who should be ashamed? Nixon? He probably was, but he’s no longer with us.

I’m not sure what article you just read, but no one was putting down Finland (where Ahtisaari is from), no one is mentioning former presidents (the reuters author evoked Nixon), and no one is bowing to any ‘kings’ (he is simply praising the attempt at peace & dialogue as opposed to impotent force & innefective isolationism).

Perhaps you should re-read, but I suspect it is your goal, just like many of the vaccuous posters on this particular blog, to just post nonsensical, negative rants on any article that puts your President in a good light.

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By: Ben http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/04/07/obama-brings-out-the-american-in-nobel-laureate/comment-page-1/#comment-390758 Wed, 08 Apr 2009 03:37:08 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=16936#comment-390758 Visiting and listening to get the other sides viewpoints I could understand. Talking terrible and putting down your own country and former presidents is stupid. Bowing to kings and dictators is unbelievable. He should be ashamed.

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