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    Re: Obama speaks with world leader on phone while holding baseball bat

    Quote Originally Posted by Medusa View Post
    Oh, crikey. So what? I do that frequently. I also swing a tennis racquet.
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    Re: Obama 's baseball bat

    Quote Originally Posted by 0bserver92 View Post
    I'm gonna say really good photoshop.
    I'm gonna say, "And"?

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    Re: Obama 's baseball bat

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    What "hidden messages" Was it a video call? Could they see that Obama was holding a bat? I'm not really sure what the point of this story is.
    Ditto...

    I mean, unless it was a purposeful photo-op to the Turkish Prime Minister what message was President Obama suppose to be trying to convey here?

    That he's going to start cracking some Turkish skulls if they don't crack down on Syria? Exactly what was this world leader suppose to comply to? Force Assad to step down? I mean, really, people. Sounds to me somebody's reaching pretty far on this one. If it's the President, good luck with your attempt at intimidation from afar. If it's the media, nice pic! The President of the United States speaking softly but carrying a big stick! Didn't Reagan say something about this during his presidency? And Romney just recently?

    Hmmm....
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    Re: Obama 's baseball bat

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    He's walking softly and carrying a big stick.
    Sorry, dude. Hadn't noticed you posted that until I read through the thread. It would seem great minds think alike.

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    Re: Obama 's baseball bat

    Walk softly and carry a big stick is a Teddy Roosevelt misquote. What he actually said was:

    What Theodore Roosevelt said was not "walk softly but carry a big stick" as is often mis-quoted. He gave his famous quote during a speech in 1903:

    There is a homely old adage which runs: "Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far." If the American nation will speak softly, and yet build and keep at a pitch of the highest training a thoroughly efficient navy, the Monroe Doctrine will go far.


    Read more: What President exclaimed Walk softly but carry a big stick
    Actually, the misquote was pretty close, much closer than the famous "You didn't build that", "I like to fire people", "I invented the internet", and other nonsense that the people being quoted didn't really say.
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    Re: Obama 's baseball bat

    Actually, this is a very interesting thread! And now this is becoming even more interesting, that Hilary Clinton is in Istambul. Can the Syrian war go across the border into Turkey, considering that half of the Syrian opposition forces are now in Turkey as refugees at the border?

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    Re: Obama 's baseball bat

    Quote Originally Posted by ab9924 View Post
    Actually, this is a very interesting thread! And now this is becoming even more interesting, that Hilary Clinton is in Istambul. Can the Syrian war go across the border into Turkey, considering that half of the Syrian opposition forces are now in Turkey as refugees at the border?
    It can, but the Turks would most likely respond with force if Syrian soldiers began bombarding/attacking revolutionaries in their territory without their permission.

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    Re: Obama 's baseball bat

    What possible difference does it make that he was holding a baseball bat?

    I am not even a fan of Obama as POTUS - but come on now.

    This is ridiculous.

    Now a POTUS has to hold certain items when they talk to world leaders?

    I do not even begin to care what he is holding when he talks to a world leader.

    And anyone that does is reading way, WAAAAAAY too much into it.

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    Re: Obama 's baseball bat

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    What possible difference does it make that he was holding a baseball bat?

    I am not even a fan of Obama as POTUS - but come on now.

    This is ridiculous.

    Now a POTUS has to hold certain items when they talk to world leaders?

    I do not even begin to care what he is holding when he talks to a world leader.

    And anyone that does is reading way, WAAAAAAY too much into it.
    sticks of obama dont interest me ,but the official white house website wanted to insult turkey ,but this goverment deserves it..unfortunately it is a turkish government which dislikes being called turk............
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    [QUOTE=Das Sozialist;1060784458]It can, but the Turks would most likely respond with force if Syrian soldiers began bombarding/attacking revolutionaries in their territory without their permission.[/QUOTE

    but thats what the others want.....
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