Worse than a simple waste of time and money

It’s spring in Washington, so tourists from Norway, the Philippines, Singapore, Armenia, and so forth came to town. Their counterparts from North Korea and Iran were not immediately available for comment

President Barack Obama, center, poses for a group photo with the delegation heads attending the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington, Tuesday, April 13, 2010. There are left to right from the bottom row to the top, South Korean President Lee Myung-bak, French President Nicolas Sarkozy, Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili, Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, Finnish President Tarja Halonen, Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev, President Barack Obama, Jordanian King Abdullah II, Philippines President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, Chinese President Hu Jintao, Mexican President Felipe Calderon, Argentine President Cristina Fernandez, Armenian President Serge Sarkisian, Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Nigeria acting President Goodluck Jonathan, Ukraine President Viktor Yanukovych, South African President Jacob Zuma, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, Swiss President Doris Leuthard, Chilean President Sebastian Pinera, Dutch Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende, Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, European Union President Herman Van Rompuy, Belgian Prime Minister Yves Leterme, Czech Prime Minister Jan Fischer, New Zealand Prime Minister John Key, Pakistani Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani, Moroccan Prime Minister Abbas El Fassi, Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt, Poland’s Ambassador to the U.S. Robert Kupiecki, Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama, Saudi Intelligence Chief Prince Muqrin bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Algerian Foreign Affairs Minister Mourad Medelci, Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit, Sheik Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, crown prince of Abu Dhabi and deputy supreme commander of the UAE armed force

Mark Steyn on the fundamental lack of seriousness on display: “in 1933, the great powers were meeting in Geneva and holding utopian arms-control talks even as Hitler was taking office in Berlin. But it’s difficult to imagine Neville Chamberlain in 1938 hosting a conference on the dangers of rearmament, and inviting America, France, Brazil, Liberia and Thailand…but not even mentioning Germany. Yet that’s what Obama just did: He held a nuclear gabfest in 2010, the biggest meeting of world leaders on American soil since the founding of the United Nations 65 years ago -– and Iran wasn’t on the agenda.”

2 Responses to “Worse than a simple waste of time and money”

  1. CanadianObserver Says:

    This meeting of all those great minds reminds me of a conference held in Britain while Blair was the PM; a middle east peace conference without inviting Israel.

    Britain is no longer great. In fact it is no longer Britain. It is a muslim country that speaks English. Their days are numbered and noone seems to care.

    While we have this muslim kenyan in office, expect mediocrity and fawning to anyone who is muslim as well as deliberately weakening your country militarily, financially, scientifically and morally.

    I hope the American people do remember in November and ” de jure” castrate the kenyan.

    Then I hope a brave group of republicans moveto impeach him.

  2. bill Says:

    you are all off base … it was a huge success … I know because Big Media told me so. I’m sure Obama finds you as humorous as he does the TEA party (who should be thanking him for lower taxes).

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