Saturday, April 18, 2009

Viva Obama

Wasn't too long ago Chavez called President Obama ignorant. Now look at him.

Meanwhile, Obama calls for a new beginning with Cuba.

Peace is at Hand:

"The United States seeks a new beginning with Cuba," President Obama said at the Summit of the Americas opening ceremony.

The flurry of back-and-forth gestures began earlier this week when Obama dropped restrictions on travel and remittances to Cuba, challenging his Cuban counterpart, Raul Castro, to reciprocate.

In a diplomatic exchange of the kind that normally takes months or years, Castro responded within hours to Obama's policy changes this week.

He extended Cuba's most open offer for talks since the Eisenhower administration, saying he's ready to discuss "human rights, freedom of the press, political prisoners -- everything." Cuban officials have historically bristled at discussing human rights or political prisoners, of whom they hold about 200.

Castro using conciliatory language of a kind rarely heard in the 50 years since the Cuban revolution, grabbed the attention of U.S. officials when he said: "We could be wrong, we admit it. We're human."

"Let me be clear: I am not interested in talking for the sake of talking," said President Obama, "but I do believe that we can move U.S.-Cuban relations in a new direction."

Obama kills him with kindness.

Madame Secretary, looking wrung out.

Argentinian President Cristina Kirchner.

And a child shall lead them.

Marine One flying over Mexico City.


1 comment:

dapxin said...

'wrung out' - what's that ? lol

Seriously, I credit mrs. Clinton, for having the grace to do her job still without sometime wondering what might have been....


how is those marine shots taken ?