Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Obama to Saakashvili: "Something suddenly came up."

The Washington Post notes the latest victim of Obama snubbed allies, Mikheil Saakashvili, president of Georgia. A mere 12 of the 47 world leaders gathered in Washington were deemed worthy of a face-to-face meeting with the legend in his own mind himself, President Obama. Saakashvili got a phone call last week, presumably to inform him "something suddenly came up,".  but nice work on that recently foiled plot to sell weapons-grade uranium on the black market. Pardon my naivete but wouldn't that be one of the goals of a nuclear security summit?  Certainly this is at least a tangible accomplishment unlike the Chinese commitment to think about taking some vague nebulous sanctions on Iran, when they get around to it.

Meanwhile the left has begun to notice the right is on to something here and circle the wagons to protect their president's rock star image:
This is the new neocon meme on Israel. So the WaPo drags it out for Karzai and now, according to WaPo's Jackson Diehl, it includes Saakashvili, the somewhat nutty president of Georgia.
Imagine Andrew Sullivan, the man who spent a year reading Sarah Palin gynecological records, referring to the Georgian President Saakashvili as "somewhat nutty." The irony. Facts are facts Andrew and perhaps we would like the President to treat world leaders invited here with a bit of decency and respect. This was obviously a snub, and try as he may even Saakashvili himself had trouble denying it when he appeared on Neil Cavuto's "Your World" show yesterday:

Thanks to Pundette for linking

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