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I am so proud of my President that I started to cry after seeing these pictures. (Original Post) Botany Nov 2012 OP
He looks "un-tired", invigorated and handsome..n/t monmouth3 Nov 2012 #1
These ARE beautiful... CaliforniaPeggy Nov 2012 #2
He is so incredible! Dalai_1 Nov 2012 #3
msm? please Botany Nov 2012 #6
An historic trip. I'm very proud of how well he is received abroad. NYC_SKP Nov 2012 #4
Wonderful. Thanks for posting. n/t beac Nov 2012 #5
And with Aung Ahn Syu Kee (sp?) up there with him, Aristus Nov 2012 #7
Aung San Suu Kyi is one of my heroes panAmerican Nov 2012 #12
Thanks for the spelling tip. Aristus Nov 2012 #14
+1,000 freshwest Nov 2012 #15
Cool, I see PBO & Hillary bare feet in third picture. k&r Little Star Nov 2012 #8
You can't/shouldn't enter temples with shoes on there. babylonsister Nov 2012 #17
Yeah, I know that. I just thought it was sweet that we could see... Little Star Nov 2012 #24
Note how many of these leaders are WOMEN! JDPriestly Nov 2012 #9
Wow, that last one... 4_TN_TITANS Nov 2012 #10
well the meeting was in Bangkok Botany Nov 2012 #11
Back up PM Yingluck...that man is TAKEN! HoosierRadical Nov 2012 #13
what you said! BlancheSplanchnik Nov 2012 #32
Thailand is such a exotic, beautiful place... AsahinaKimi Nov 2012 #16
What really pisses me off is.... ChisolmTrailDem Nov 2012 #18
Exactly! Well said! rainlillie Nov 2012 #19
Thank you, rainlillie. eom ChisolmTrailDem Nov 2012 #21
you hear stories now and then about how aloof and separate the President can be Whisp Nov 2012 #25
At least we can say we know the difference between Excellence BlancheSplanchnik Nov 2012 #34
What Secretary of State Clinton and the President have been able to accomplish in Burma (yes Burma) grantcart Nov 2012 #20
thank you very much for that. Whisp Nov 2012 #23
Well said. silverweb Nov 2012 #29
+1! uponit7771 Nov 2012 #31
You are the Legend Hero of our World... Whisp Nov 2012 #22
Well said Whisp, well said! n/t sheshe2 Nov 2012 #30
I noticed that prime minister was quite fetching with him. grasswire Nov 2012 #26
We have a wonderful person in President Obama madokie Nov 2012 #27
Absolutely beautiful. silverweb Nov 2012 #28
He looks like a kid in this photo: ohheckyeah Nov 2012 #33
there is no oil there.... WCGreen Nov 2012 #35

Dalai_1

(1,301 posts)
3. He is so incredible!
Mon Nov 19, 2012, 10:55 AM
Nov 2012

Thank you for posting this and expressing my sentiments exactly!

I wish our msm would give more coverage to his trip...

Aristus

(64,881 posts)
7. And with Aung Ahn Syu Kee (sp?) up there with him,
Mon Nov 19, 2012, 10:57 AM
Nov 2012

you have two very attractive, tough, resilient, progressive people up there.

panAmerican

(1,206 posts)
12. Aung San Suu Kyi is one of my heroes
Mon Nov 19, 2012, 12:08 PM
Nov 2012

A lot of times, it takes people like laboring and suffering for years without attribution or fame, and with meager support in order to fight corrupt powers. Although she could have used the circumstances of her birth to further herself and her family, she chose to stay and fight.

JDPriestly

(57,936 posts)
9. Note how many of these leaders are WOMEN!
Mon Nov 19, 2012, 11:23 AM
Nov 2012

We are way behind when it comes to entrusting leadership positions to WOMEN!

HoosierRadical

(390 posts)
13. Back up PM Yingluck...that man is TAKEN!
Mon Nov 19, 2012, 12:10 PM
Nov 2012

Our President is so beloved the world over, he represents the best that is America . LOVE HIM

AsahinaKimi

(20,776 posts)
16. Thailand is such a exotic, beautiful place...
Mon Nov 19, 2012, 12:46 PM
Nov 2012

I have many friends from there.. and they are lovely people. I would love to visit it someday... after a few side trips to Japan, South Korea and Taiwan.

 

ChisolmTrailDem

(9,463 posts)
18. What really pisses me off is....
Mon Nov 19, 2012, 12:57 PM
Nov 2012

that so many people, politicians, and assholes in this country are squandering our chance as a nation to celebrate a truly great leader and president, if they would just let him lead.

 

Whisp

(24,096 posts)
25. you hear stories now and then about how aloof and separate the President can be
Mon Nov 19, 2012, 02:05 PM
Nov 2012

- stories from both the left and the right, that's he sort of stuck up and stuff.

lol. I bet it's because he doesn't want to hang out with the snobs and assholes and they have to take a jab at him for that because looking at these pictures there is not one fake smile or anything fake coming from that man.

He is genuinely freaking awesome with people.

BlancheSplanchnik

(20,219 posts)
34. At least we can say we know the difference between Excellence
Mon Nov 19, 2012, 11:56 PM
Nov 2012

and crap.

I am astounded by the people who can't tell the difference.....and I'm glad to be among the ones who knew early on. (Even though it's frustrating to be ahead of the curve.)

grantcart

(53,061 posts)
20. What Secretary of State Clinton and the President have been able to accomplish in Burma (yes Burma)
Mon Nov 19, 2012, 01:06 PM
Nov 2012


is one of the most dramatic examples of persistent quiet diplomacy. Working with ASEAN they got the military to give up absolute power and walk towards democracy.

Obviously this trip to Burma was one of the carrrots.

It serves as a real example of what could happen in North Korea. The real audience for these pictures is the power elite in North Korea. They are saying "If you take a step towards us we will respond." There are big hurdles ahead for Burma but getting Ann San Suu Kyi out of house arrest and back into the political stage is nothing short of a miracle.

It is most unfortunate that to do so the President had to go through Thailand and meet Yingluck Shinawatra who is the faux stand in prime minister for the evil Thaksin, who cannot return to Thailand because of the criminal charges surrounding the billions that he swindled as prime minister. Sometimes you have to pose with the devil to do the work of the angels.

For what you have done for Burma, for the lives you have saved in averting a certain civil war, Secretary of State Clinton and President Obama will be remembered by all peace loving people of southeast Asia.
 

Whisp

(24,096 posts)
23. thank you very much for that.
Mon Nov 19, 2012, 01:58 PM
Nov 2012
Sometimes you have to pose with the devil to do the work of the angels.

silverweb

(16,399 posts)
29. Well said.
Mon Nov 19, 2012, 03:09 PM
Nov 2012

[font color="navy" face="Verdana"]It's easy for us to forget all the behind-the-scenes work that our President and Secretary of State have directed and participated in.

The historical importance of these events and their roles in them cannot be underestimated.

 

Whisp

(24,096 posts)
22. You are the Legend Hero of our World...
Mon Nov 19, 2012, 01:54 PM
Nov 2012
Mr. Obama we love you
You are the Legend Hero of our World.


===
made me tear up.

This man is the best possible president for these times. He constantly amazes me with his good character and charm and obvious interest in the human condition of all the world.

We are so damn lucky it is him and no one else at the helm at this point in time.

grasswire

(50,130 posts)
26. I noticed that prime minister was quite fetching with him.
Mon Nov 19, 2012, 02:27 PM
Nov 2012

Lots of photos of her looking adoringly at our president.

(Contrast George W. and Merkel!)

silverweb

(16,399 posts)
28. Absolutely beautiful.
Mon Nov 19, 2012, 02:41 PM
Nov 2012

[font color="navy" face="Verdana"]I have the same reaction of tears in my eyes for pride in him -- his kindness, class, sincerity, genuineness, and caring for all -- and for hope for the people around the world who have hope in the United States again because of him.

What an incredible collection of historic pictures!

WCGreen

(45,558 posts)
35. there is no oil there....
Tue Nov 20, 2012, 12:04 AM
Nov 2012

Whats he doing over there?

Seriously, that is what we would expect from Bush. President Obama is reaching out to the new democracies around the world to show them what is possible.

Seriously, having a African American as president in the US is a big deal. It shows that anything is possible if you set the rules so that anyone can aspire to leadership. It's the best example of what the US represents; anything can happen if you let freedom flourish.

I know, I know, I sound like some dewey eyed kid who has never tasted the reality of our country. But I have and so I know that the Obama election came exactly at the same time.

Think about it, we could have had one term of Bush, two of Clinton, two of Bush and then two of Clinton. It really could have happened.

I think that having Senator Obama reach out and take the reigns of power from media proclaimed dynasties will bode very well with our future.

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