Barack Obama rejects Normandy trip to avoid offending Germany

From the UK Telegraph:

Barack Obama, concerned about offending Britain and Germany, rebuffed strenuous attempts by President Nicolas Sarkozy of France to persuade the new American president to make a trip to Normandy this week.

White House officials travelled to France at the start of March to discuss a visit by Mr Obama to Omaha Beach, the site of the American Cemetery, established in 1944 just after D-Day and where 9,387 American personnel are buried. Among them is Theodore Roosevelt Jr the eldest son of the 26th US President.

French officials and senior American military officers walked with White House staff through the cemetery discussing how the two presidents might follow the same route. But even before their trip, the White House had decided that Mr Obama would not travel there this week.

Jamie Oliver says no to pork at G20 London Summit"It wasn't going to happen," said an American official in Washington. "We went through the motions to placate President Sarkozy but giving special treatment to France was not on our agenda.

"During this trip, we wanted to maintain a balance between the British, German and France". A White House spokesman in London declined to comment. Last month, White House officials briefed that a Normandy visit had been considered but it had not been logistically possible.

Perhaps I'm just misreading this... No, no, I read it correctly. So in order to avoid offending Germany, Obama doesn't pay his due respect to the thousands that lost their lives on D-Day. Well, that's seems like a perfectly rational thing... WTF! If this doesn't prove this man does whatever he feels is most advantageous at the moment, I don't know what does. If this does show what a disingenuous man he is, what will. If this does make the kool aid drinkers vomit up their grape punch, nothing will.

Here's a thought B-Dawg. What about offending Americans? Or at least those that still respect our country, our soldiers, and their sacrifices? What about offending the military? Well, at least you had time to visit a mosque on your trip. I mean that's more important I suppose. Always good to fit in a little brown nosing with the muslims.

Thanks to our buddy Steve at Homers on the Range for pointing this out to me.


Guest said...

Dammit Obama... why aren't playing into Sarkozy hands?

Funny how conservatives are so respectful of WWII dead but don't give a crap about supporting our current veterans.

Actually, that is the opposite of funny.

Notoriously Conservative said...

I'm sorry what? Please explain how conservatives don't give a crap about current veterans. And please, use examples supported by actual evidence. Also, could you please explain how paying respect to the American dead is playing into Sarkozy's hands. I'm afraid I don't follow the "connection."

Steve said...

Didn't take long for some libtard to try and make this Bush's fault.

Notoriously Conservative said...

Actually an hour isn't bad. That is actually a display of restraint on their part.

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