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

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

    Commie thug??? Is Obama a commie thug? Hopefully he invited him to the Whitehouse.

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

    The right hates everything .. where's the news?

    Hopefully, Obama will get something right and open the door to Cuba.

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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.





    Next time, let's elect a short president.
    That way, foreign leaders will be the ones who appear to be bowing.
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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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    That's not infatuation

    *THIS* is infatuation!
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    Re: Obama shakes hands with Cuba's Castro in 'gesture of hope'

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Next time, let's elect a short president.
    That way, foreign leaders will be the ones who appear to be bowing.
    I don't bend over when I shake someones hand that is shorter than me and I doubt anyone else does either. Nice excuse though for the bow. The body language here is quite telling. Obama is bowing and leaning forward and has a huge grin while Castro seems a bit taken aback by all the gushing and fawning.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by BlackAsCoal View Post
    The right hates everything .. where's the news? Hopefully, Obama will get something right and open the door to Cuba.
    I would truly hope not, BAC.

    The photo you're using as your avatar appears to show a woman in military dress. US Army, if I don't miss my guess. I would like to believe the average US Soldier is intelligent enough and has sufficient situational awareness to understand how poor a choice opening up relations with any foreign government is, nevermind one that is communist in nature.

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

    yeah, what's Obama thinking? he should have roundhouse kicked him in the jaw before ordering a naval blockade to keep out the soviets.


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

    Shaking hands with a foreign leader is proper conduct regardless.

    His bowing to the keeper of the most Holy Islamic shrine, the King of Saudi Arabia, was another thing. But, then, Obama did say he is of the Muslim faith, though the reporter convinced him to change that to saying Christian faith.

    No problem with him shaking hands with Castro.

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

    He's stooping down because he is taller than Castro...did you make this much of a fuss when Rumsfeld shook hands with Saddam Hussein?
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