At least when George W. Bush confused Slovenia and Slovakia, we were comforted by that fact that he committed the flub because he didn't give a damn. Barack Obama, on the other hand, is the precocious and deeply annoying study abroad student who tries to pepper his speech with local pronunciations.
Nobody likes that guy, especially when his diction puts him off by 8,000 miles or so…
President Obama erred during a speech at the Summit of the Americas in Cartagena, Colombia, when attempting to call the disputed [Falklands] archipelago by its Spanish name.
Instead of saying Malvinas, however, Mr Obama referred to the islands as the Maldives, a group of 26 atolls off that lie off the South coast of India…
Cristina Kirchner, the Argentine president, has renewed her country's sovereignty claim to the Falklands in the build-up to the 30th anniversary of the Argentine invasion of the islands, which triggered the Falklands War, on April 2. She has accused David Cameron of maintaining a "colonial enclave" in the South Atlantic and taken Argentina's claim to the UN.
Man, if Obama's not going to use a Teleprompter, we may as well let drunk Hillary Clinton do all the talking.
Maybe this is why we need Mitt Romney as our president. Obama has a team of foreign policy advisers and can't keep his islands straight. If Romney gets confused, he could just ask his accountant.
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Tags: Argentina, Barack Obama, Foreign Policy, United Kingdom