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Obama Gives Handshakes To Our European Allies, But Hugs The Islamist Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

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Obama Gives Erdogan the 'Hug Treatment'


9:29 AM, Nov 3, 2011 • By DANIEL HALPER








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An interesting bit from White House reporter Tangi Quéméner's latest pool report from the G-20 in Cannes, France:



[President Obama] entered the room at 1:15 and took to his left, heading to Angela Merkel and Nicolas Sarkozy. They chatted for a few seconds before British Prime minister David Cameron joined them. Hard to understand what they were saying amid the cameras noise. POTUS then took a stroll to Australian Premier Julia Gillard who got a hug as European president Herman van Rompuy, European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso and Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan were watching. Eventually the Europeans got a handshake but Erdogan got the hug treatment. POTUS then walked all the way around after noticing that "people are really far away around there". He stopped for quick handshakes and reached out to President Hu of China, telling him 'ni hao' (hello). They cordially shook hands and posed for photographers...POTUS then greeted his Argentinian counterpart Cristina Kirchner who just got reelected without runoff. Angela Merkel was just congratulating her (in English). "So Nicolas, we all have to take lessons" of Kirchner's victory, joked POTUS, who's up for reelection in '12, as Sarkozy is (next May).


Isn't this whole scene pretty standard for President Obama? The Europeans get a handshake and the Islamist Turkish prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan gets a hug. And all the president seems to have in mind is campaign politics and his reelection effort.


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  • krayzrick 2011/11/03 19:56:11
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    I hear from a very reliable source, O'bummer was giving him tongue in the ear...
    Obama with big tongue

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  • Rapier 2011/11/05 19:52:45
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    obama is a muslim pig - I am surprised he didn't get down on his knees and kiss his shoes
  • Dogzebra~PWCM~JLA 2011/11/04 22:45:48
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    Birds of a feather.
  • mal 2011/11/04 12:47:40
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    obama has a large genetic presence of arab blood,muslim heritage.
  • mrdog 2011/11/04 06:53:28
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    Let bit strange for me...
    But i didn't see the circumstances of the greeting....
    At least he didn't bow....bark
  • keeper 2011/11/04 02:08:13
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    +3
    Obviously BHO feels closer to someone of his own faith.
  • Cliff 2011/11/03 21:54:52
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    I'd like to see them kissing on the lips.
  • Laurie M Cliff 2011/11/03 23:03:03
  • AMERICAN.FREEDOM 2011/11/03 21:35:28
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    +4
    He has no choice...the koran is clear...apostate muslims...penalty death!
  • keymanjim 2011/11/03 20:37:17 (edited)
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    You should have seen what he did to the Saudis:



    saudis
  • Ken keymanjim 2011/11/03 23:53:16
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    There are rumors he's very good at this.
  • keeper keymanjim 2011/11/04 02:09:31
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    YIKES!!!
  • den 2011/11/03 20:21:22
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    birds of a feather flock together but htenas do not get close to sheep
  • American Girl 2011/11/03 20:15:01
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    That figures! Birds of a feather you know.
  • ProudProgressive 2011/11/03 20:10:26
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    Is it a slow day in birtherland? It never ceases to amaze me how the Right Wing will delve so deeply into irrelevancies just to try to attack their own President.

    Don't worry. He's saving YOUR country for you anyway.
  • keeper ProudPr... 2011/11/04 02:10:23
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    Hahahaha.... good one!
  • rob ☮ RP ☮ 2012 ☮ 2011/11/03 20:04:01
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    Islamist do that with each other
  • krayzrick 2011/11/03 19:56:11
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    I hear from a very reliable source, O'bummer was giving him tongue in the ear...
    Obama with big tongue
  • Rocky 2011/11/03 19:55:04
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    Make a guess! If you guess that it is because Obama is really a Muslim..go no further, but if you think it was out of respect...maybe even closer! Your guess is as good as mine, but I think it was the same reason Obama bowed to the King of Saudi Arabia!

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