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    Obama’s monsters ball: How the White House opened its doors to some of Africa’s most

    President Barack Obama drew a diplomatic line at the first ever U.S-Africa summit at the White House this week by not inviting Zimbabwe’s brutal dictator Robert Mugabe.But the guest list still included several other African leaders with only slightly better human rights records.
    The White House promoted the summit as the largest-ever gathering of African leaders in the United States, with more than 50 countries represented.

    The red carpet was rolled out for Equatorial Guinea's Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, who shot or jailed virtually all his political opponents, Gambia’s Yahya Jammeh, who threatened to ‘cut off the head’ of any homosexuals in the country and for Cameroon’s Paul Biya, who has the dubious honor of ranking 19th on author David Wallechinsky's 2006 list of the world's 20 worst living dictators.
    Many of the leaders were later photographed in the White House, posing for individual portraits with Obama and the First Lady.

    The President's opening speech avoided the prickly issues of homophobia and torture and instead sought out similarities between the two continents.


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    Pains me to see the Marines standing guard saluting some of these f-ers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Never again do I want to hear how it is the right that supports dictators, and world thug leaders....Obama brings them in our house to dine.
    By that token you wouldn't shake hands with Putin either.

    PS: though, I must admit he is pretty tame compared with some of those guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Never again do I want to hear how it is the right that supports dictators, and world thug leaders....Obama brings them in our house to dine.
    This contains a neat little list of the dignitaries.

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    To be fair, if he invited African leaders who weren't guilty of some sort of war crime, it would be a very quiet party.
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    Nothing wrong with it. Peace talks have to start somewhere.
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    Re: Obama’s monsters ball: How the White House opened its doors to some of Africa’s m

    Quote Originally Posted by Fishstyx View Post
    Pains me to see the Marines standing guard saluting some of these f-ers.
    You shouldn't call 'our' president that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    Nothing wrong with it. Peace talks have to start somewhere.
    But Bush still catches flak for bringing the Royal Family in from Saudi.

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    Re: Obama’s monsters ball: How the White House opened its doors to some of Africa’s m

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Never again do I want to hear how it is the right that supports dictators, and world thug leaders....Obama brings them in our house to dine.
    Both sides have supported dictators although in this situation I don't think Obama should be in direct talks with any of these vile "leaders".

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    But Bush still catches flak for bringing the Royal Family in from Saudi.
    Yeah, never understood that. If you want peace talks they have to go somewhere to do so. And I don't know about others, but I'd rather our POTUS did it here in the US than go to their countries where there's less security.
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