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Originally posted by Uncle Gravity
Is he going to be out of the country at the same time as Rockefeller's and Gates. Are the Bush's still around? Where are the Clinton's? Apparently a lot of important people are getting out of America for some reason, is something in the air?
BRASILIA - Brazil and the United States hope for breakthroughs on a range of strategic and economic issues when President Barack Obama visits this weekend.
This area probably offers the ripest opportunity for substantive progress during Obama's visit. Brazil possesses some of the world's biggest offshore oil reserves, but could use help from abroad -- possibly from U.S. oil firms -- to help extract crude that is 6 km (4 miles) below the ocean surface.
Originally posted by ohioriver
The US West Coast is about to get a dose of radiation. It will most likely have low radiation all across US. He needs to show solidarity with the people who elected him. You don't see the president of Japan running out of his country. The West Coast of the US is in danger of being radiated and he needs to keep his sorry ass here with his fellow Americans.
The U.S. Military is providing support to Japan's response operations with military assets that include air, sea and ground capability. Two Seahawk helicopters have delivered food to Shiroishi, one of the worst affected areas. Nine ships will make up the U.S. relief efforts. Government has allocated $35 million to the operation "Tomodachi" which translates as friendship in Japanese.
-- The nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan also arrived in Japan to assist relief efforts. More U.S. warships arrived off the coast on Sunday.
-- The U.S. embassy in Tokyo has provided an initial $100,000 in immediate disaster relief assistance, and Washington is ready to provide any additional help requested.
-- The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has deployed a Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) that includes disaster response and nuclear experts, and urban search and rescue teams, comprising 144 people and 12 dogs.
Originally posted by ohioriver
How bad does it look during a nuclear emergency when the President is out of the country? He needs to be here at home, running the country, making sure the west coast is prepared for anything coming our way from Japan. Issuing statements and info to keep people informed, speaking with and coordinating any disaster services that MIGHT be needed on the US West Coast. Whats more important? Its not the Gov. job to create jobs. Private industry creates jobs.
Originally posted by MindSpin
Originally posted by beezzer
One the one hand we have poor, poor Obama. . . .
and on the other hand
Bush came under more criticism when Hurricane Katrina slammed into the Gulf Coast region during the early hours of August 29, 2005. In the wake of the hurricane, two levees protecting New Orleans from Lake Pontchartrain collapsed, leading to widespread flooding. In the aftermath of this disaster, thousands of city residents, unable to evacuate prior to the hurricane, became stranded with little or no relief for several days, resulting in lawless and unsanitary conditions in some areas. Blame for inadequate disaster response was partially attributed to state and local authorities, but public outcry in the disaster's early hours was largely directed at the Bush administration, mainly the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Department of Homeland Security alleging weak crisis management and coordination. In fact a Canadian search-and-rescue team actually made it to a New Orleans suburb five days before U.S. aid arrived.
What's good for the goose. . .. .
Ummmm...that was a US disaster...if you are not aware...Japan is not part of the US.
Apples and Oranges buddy....nice try though.
Originally posted by MrXYZ
You do realize he can do everything you ask without being in the country, right? Ever heard of phones, emails, and the Internet?
The physical location of the president matters nothing...unless you're a crazy irrational armchair patriot