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    Re: Obama shakes hands with Cuba's Castro in 'gesture of hope'

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    Shaking hands with a foreign leader is proper conduct regardless.
    His MEETING with a foreign leader is inappropriate conduct so far as I'm concerned. Especially the leader of a Socialist or Communist nation.

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    Re: Obama shakes hands with Cuba's Castro in 'gesture of hope'

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    yeah, what's Obama thinking? he should have roundhouse kicked him in the jaw before ordering a naval blockade to keep out the soviets.

    He should have given him a very brief and formal hand shake while looking him straight in the eye and quickly moved on without saying anything. That would be proper protocol. No need to bow and scrape or "step and fetch" even.


    EDIT: It almost looks like he's saying "yes massa".
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    Re: Obama shakes hands with Cuba's Castro in 'gesture of hope'

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    He should have given him a very brief and formal hand shake while looking him straight in the eye and quickly moved on without saying anything. That would be proper protocol. No need to bow and scrape or "step and fetch" even.
    Raul Castro is 5' 4". Obama is 6' 1". even a very brief and formal handshake would require Obama to :

    a. bend slightly

    b. grow a longer arm.

    as growing a longer arm can take months or even years, i feel that Obama made the right decision.

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    Re: Obama shakes hands with Cuba's Castro in 'gesture of hope'

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    Re: Obama shakes hands with Cuba's Castro in 'gesture of hope'

    Actually, it seems pretty big of Castro to shake hands with Obama. Perhaps news of Obama's irrelevance has yet to reach Cuba.
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    Re: Obama shakes hands with Cuba's Castro in 'gesture of hope'

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    He should have given him a very brief and formal hand shake while looking him straight in the eye and quickly moved on without saying anything. That would be proper protocol. No need to bow and scrape or "step and fetch" even.


    EDIT: It almost looks like he's saying "yes massa".
    Obama would have to bend slightly to look Castro in the eye given their relative heights.


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    Too bad we have to observe human rights.

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    Re: Obama shakes hands with Cuba's Castro in 'gesture of hope'

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Actually, it seems pretty big of Castro to shake hands with Obama. Perhaps news of Obama's irrelevance has yet to reach Cuba.
    As opposed to the major player on the world scene that Cuba is...


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    Re: Obama shakes hands with Cuba's Castro in 'gesture of hope'

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    Raul Castro is 5' 4". Obama is 6' 1". even a very brief and formal handshake would require Obama to :

    a. bend slightly

    b. grow a longer arm.

    as growing a longer arm can take months or even years, i feel that Obama made the right decision.
    Obama should have had a Marine swoop in with a step ladder for Castro. That would would have been the appropriate thing to do.


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    Re: Obama shakes hands with Cuba's Castro in 'gesture of hope'

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    First of all what is this "gesture of hope" BS? I didn't know whether to put this in media bias or here. I have no problem with him giving the guy a formal handshake in a situation like this but he seems like he is really infatuated with the guy and it looks to me like he is bowing again. Why is he so warm and subservient to this commie thug.



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    ah cut him some slack, he wants to one up Bill Clinton

    he wants to use a REAL CUBAN Cigar on his intern!



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    Re: Obama shakes hands with Cuba's Castro in 'gesture of hope'

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    His MEETING with a foreign leader is inappropriate conduct so far as I'm concerned. Especially the leader of a Socialist or Communist nation.
    that's silly Nixon met with the Chinese Premier and it led to the end of the iron curtain



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