Friday, March 18, 2011

When in Doubt, Travel

FOX News reports that President Obama is going ahead with his planned trip to three Latin American countries: Brazil, Chile, and El Salvador. Regardless of where he may be in the world, the duties and responsibilities of the presidency follow him wherever he goes, and from that there is no escape.

UPDATE1: Libyan tyrant Muammar Gaddafi announced a cease-fire after the U.N. Security Council authorized military action against his regime, but he cannot be taken seriously as long as his mercenaries keep killing the rebels. Meanwhile, President Obama is going full speed ahead with his travel plans.

UPDATE2: The Washington Post provides us with a powerful motive for Obama's eagerness to visit Brazil. He can look forward to a warm welcome and rock-star treatment by a populace thrilled by the prospect of seeing the first African-American President of the United States.

UPDATE3: Glenn Beck's The Blaze has run a story that not everyone in Brazil is ready to roll out the red carpet for Obama. Perhaps in reaction to the riots, the planned public speech in a Rio de Janeiro square is being moved to another location. Even the liberal-friendly Politico site questions the wisdom of going to Latin America at this time.

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