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

uhohshortsonthehighway Wrote: Nov 20, 2012 2:33 AM
And another great performance from our "international" president who was raised overseas but who doesn't even speak any foreign languages.
Tom1000 Wrote: Nov 20, 2012 5:41 AM
You forgot that he can speak with a Negro dialect . . . if he wants to . . .

President "Smart Power" at work.  Oops:

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,...