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Monday, November 08, 2010

Obama Making Friends in India

Earlier today Robert Gibbs threatened to end Obama's trip if Indian security did not let in all eight white house reporters instead of the five, which is what the Indians advocated. According to the Washington Post,

Gibbs announced loudly and persistently on steps of Hyberabad House that he would pull President Obama out of the meeting unless the White House 8 as we've come to be known, were all allowed in.

Gibbs became loud and increasingly animated and threatening, and eventually with this type of diplomacy, Indian officials let him have his way.

Sounds pretty amateurish and not very diplomatic to me. Hmmm.... thought Obama was going to smooth things over with our allies.