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Smart Power: Obama Repeatedly Botches Dignitaries' Names on Foreign Trip

mary anne24 Wrote: Nov 19, 2012 10:21 PM
That would be fine toucan - what the heck do I need government for. I can kill my own food and take care of myself. Sounds crazy, but it can be done. We would just need a way to protect ourselves from them......like a strong military....sound familiar

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As Obama stood next to the world's most recognized democracy icon, he mispronounced her name repeatedly. Ever gracious, Suu Kyi did not correct her American guest for calling her Aung YAN Suu Kyi multiple times during his statement to reporters after their meeting. Proper pronunciation for the Nobel laureate's name is Ahng Sahn Soo Chee. The meeting came after Obama met with Myanmar's reformist new President Thein Sein - a name he also botched. As the two addressed the media, Obama called his counterpart "President Sein," an awkward,...