Words escape me on this one. There is a certain degree of formality in shaking hands with other world leaders whether you get along or not. I still would have a hard time with President Obama shaking hands cordially with wanna-be Dictator Hugo Chavez since Chavez has said horrible things about America and President Bush in the past, but this is over the top. What exactly deems something a traitorous move?
Look at the grins they both have on their faces and Obama is grabbing Chavez’s arm as if he would like to embrace the guy. It is the kind of greeting you would give an old friend – Hmmm makes you wonder. But the second picture is ridiculous! I added the snarky caption, but really, what is that handshake? It looks like a “from the hood” kind of move. My God!
Our President is either a naive twit or really does mean us harm. If you know me, you know I believe the latter. He is cutting our defense spending, killing the missile shield program and promising to rid America of nuclear weapons. He is trying to play nice with evil men and caters to terrorists. He exposes national secrets about intelligence gathering (oh, I’m sorry – torture) and apologizes to the world for the USA, referring to us as “arrogant and dirisive”. He bows in subservience to Saudi kings and panders to Cuba. So really, he is either ignorant or something sinister is at work here.