Monday, November 19, 2012

Burma/Myanmar: Two Weeks Post-Election, Obama Gaffing it up on World Stage



"…On his trip to Asia this week, President Obama struggled to pronounce the name of Aung San Suu Kyi, the most prominent human rights activist in the world. As The Associated Press reports (hat tip: Drudge Report):
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…
… Obama used the word ‘Myanmar,’ the preferred terminology of the former military government and currently nominally civilian government, in a spray following the bilat, rather than use ‘Burma,’ the former name of the country, and the one preferred by Aung San Suu Kyi as well as the name the U.S. uses…."     
I find it hard to believe that Obama could not find one person on U. S. soil to teach him the proper pronunciation of two names, one of which happens to be the most famous human rights activist on the planet but then again, the condescending one was probably too busy golfing.
Since it is public knowledge that Obama missed nearly 60% of this daily national security briefings during the past year, not to mention his countless foreign policy gaffes these past four years, is it too much for any American to expect this boob to show some improvement.
Why is it that when it comes to this condescending elitist Commie, all we get is more of the same?

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