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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

India Leery of Obama

Where are those diplomacy skills? India isn't impressed. First, with Obama's introduction of Prime Minister Singh:

"Yours is the first official state visit of my presidency, its fitting that you and India be so recognised," 48-year-old Obama told the 77-year-old Indian leader.

The general reaction in India has been: Who the heck does this guy think he is? Note to the Great Diplomat: When you do a head of state an honor, you don't remind him, in public, of the fact that you have done him an honor, particularly in self-aggrandizing terms of this sort.

India was already miffed with Obama for his neglect of any mention of India while discussing Asian allies on his recent trip. The first post-foreign relations president, I guess.