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November 07, 2010

Obama Does Mumbai

U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama step off Air Force One in Mumbai November 6, 2010. Obama flew into India's commercial capital on Saturday aiming to boost ties and seal big-ticket business deals to secure jobs and exports days after voters punished his Democrats in mid-term elections. REUTERS/Jason Reed

NOTE wjhat Reuters says about the election we had ...I marked it with bold. ~ Wild Thing


the view the 26/11 memorial at the Taj Mahal Palace and Tower Hotel, site of the 2008 attacks in Mumbai, India, November 6, 2010.


Watching the news from the India link I posted yesterday, Obama appears to be reading/stumbling over written notes, but he is still turning his head first left, and right as he speaks, as through there were prompters.

He is speaking about the tragedy of the terrorist attack, with absolutely no feeling, as if he were reading the Mumbai phone book.


NOTE: In the captured image above the word WEAK" Obama. That is what their news put on their screen. ~ Wild Thing

On their news they are saying they are VERY upset with obama, because obama did not mention the Islamic Pakistani terrorists who attacked the Taj Hotel—every time I check back on the India tv channel, they’re talking about it!

They are having a discussion similar to the Fox News show with Bret. They are discussing the India/Kasmir and US/Pakistan issues and whether India should handle its own problems.



Michelle Obama dances with underprivileged children at the Mumbai University in Mumbai, India, Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010





In India, Obama Faces Tough Questions From Students

The New York Times

MUMBAI, India – President Obama defended his administration’s stance toward Pakistan during a visit to a college Sunday, telling students that the United States is committed to working “with the Pakistani government in order to eradicate this extremism that we consider a cancer within the country.”

The president’s remarks came in response to a question about why the United States has not labeled Pakistan “ a terrorist state.” It was one of a series of tough questions Mr. Obama faced from students at St. Xavier’s College, a 140-year-old Jesuit institution in Mumbai.

The topic of terrorism is a delicate one in India, and Mr. Obama drew some criticism in the media on Saturday, the first day of his trip, for failing to mention neighboring Pakistan by name as a terrorist threat to India. The first question Mr. Obama took – “What do you think about jihad” – seemed to hint at the issue in a roundabout way, and Mr. Obama’s reply was delicate.

“Well, the phrase jihad has a lot of meanings within Islam and is subject to a lot of different interpretations,” he said, going on in a lengthy discourse to say, “All of us recognize that this great religion in the hands of a few extremists has been distorted to justify violence toward innocent people that is never justified. So, I think, one of the challenges that we face is how do we isolate those who have these distorted notions of religious war.”

~ snipet ~

Indians followed the American elections closely, said Father Lawrie Ferrao, director of the institute of communications at the college. But he said people in India are even more interested in another election – the one Mr. Obama himself ran in 2008.

As to the outcome of the midterms, he gave an explanation Mr. Obama himself might have offered: “He was given an economy which was unsustainable.”


Wild Thing's comment........

Just a reminder: When Bush visited India, he made a stop in Afghanistan first to visit our troops. What a difference a President makes!!

In his response about Jihad has me thinking about this from the past . In “Audacity of Hope” he writes: “I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.” I think he meant that.

Interestingly, Obama made no mention of the Fort Hood Terror attack that occurred one year ago yesterday (November 5, 2009) at Fort Hood, Texas, in which Major Nidal Malik Hasan killed 13 people. Records indicate Hasan had been in email contact with Anwar al-Awlaki, the main force behind Al-Qaeda Arabian Peninsula. As he committed the shootings, Hasan reportedly yelled, “Allahu Akhbar.”

The fact Obama issued no statement (as far as I can find) yesterday indicates he continues to be unwilling to call the Fort Hood Attack an act of Terrorism. The attacks in India, and the attack at Fort Hood were committed by people ...followers of Islam.

Posted by Wild Thing at November 7, 2010 06:55 AM


Was that a wookie witch doctor doing a jig dressed in african rags? Inquiring minds wanna know.

Posted by: Eddie (Enemy of the State) at November 7, 2010 08:22 AM

No mention about Fort Hood that I can find either. My gosh, he's suppose to be the CINC.

He knew exactly what that reporter meant by Jihad. A great religion in the hands of a few extremists? A few? 109,000,000 is a few?

Posted by: BobF at November 7, 2010 09:25 AM

Thanks WT. I agree Eddie, that was good a wookie witch doctor. Will have to steal your comment and place under a picture on my site with a link back here. Yes Bob F. there is no such thing as moderate Islam in a civilized sense.

One question, is Obama's security operating under the same ROE's as he placed on our military in Afghanistan? If not, why not? Our brave men and women are certainly more of an asset to this country than Obumble.

Posted by: Bob A at November 7, 2010 10:39 AM

O says, "..a great religion in the hands of a few extremists.." Like maybe 200 million or so (the low estimate)? The moderate Muslim is like the Himalayan Yeti--often rumored, but never seen.

Posted by: Bob Mack at November 7, 2010 01:40 PM

That POS never mentions 9-11 here. I don't think he ever visited Ground Zero. What a piece of crap.

Posted by: Mark at November 7, 2010 05:43 PM

Mark, he did visit once. Remember when he nonchalantly tossed a flower at the memorial as though he was bored or as though it was below his dignity.

Posted by: TomR, armed in Texas at November 7, 2010 09:05 PM

Thank you all so much.

Posted by: Wild Thing at November 8, 2010 03:31 AM