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(Daily Mail)   Once again, you haters comparing Obama to Jimmy Carter can suck it - because unlike Carter, Obama did NOT invite Robert Mugabe to the White House. He invited every other despot in Africa, but not Mugabe   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 89
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2014-08-07 09:21:55 AM  
Oh please please please tug at THAT thread...

img.fark.net
 
2014-08-07 09:35:01 AM  
Wait, you mean the president has to somehow host leaders from some not so great places?
 
2014-08-07 09:39:31 AM  

ManateeGag: Wait, you mean the president has to somehow host leaders from some not so great places?


Sometimes we even sell them weapons.  But that's usually after the dessert course.  Stupid Obama does it after the salad.  THE SALAD!
 
2014-08-07 09:44:39 AM  

ManateeGag: Wait, you mean the president has to somehow host leaders from some not so great places?


It's the leaders, not the countries, who fall under the not-so-great heading. We farking invited King Mswati?

The Kingdom of Swaziland has the distinction of being sub-Saharan Africa's last remaining absolute monarchy. Though classified as a lower-middle income country, income distribution is skewed, with nearly eighty percent of its 1.2 million people living in abject poverty. Years of government corruption, excessive spending by the royal family and a drop in revenue from the South African Customs Union has left Swaziland in a deep economic crisis. The crisis has resulted in a forty percent unemployment rate and massive reductions in public services such as education and health care.

Increased financial woes resulted in further reductions in Swaziland's flailing health care sector. The country suffers the highest HIV prevalence rate in the world at twenty-six percent but has failed to secure adequate treatment for its citizens due to shortages in antiretroviral drugs and HIV testing. According to the World Health Organization, life expectancy in Swaziland is 48 years of age.

Swaziland endures a political crisis, as well. King Mswati III retains absolute control over the executive, legislature and judiciary and is immune from civil suits and criminal prosecution under Swazi law. Political parties are banned from participation in elections and many pro-democracy organizations have been deemed terrorist entities...


Other than that he's a regular Nelson Mandela, though...

I get that there's a certain amount of realism that goes into diplomatic decisions but did we have to invite the world's number one bull-goose tinpot monarch straight from central casting?
 
2014-08-07 09:52:05 AM  

Gulper Eel: ManateeGag: Wait, you mean the president has to somehow host leaders from some not so great places?

It's the leaders, not the countries, who fall under the not-so-great heading. We farking invited King Mswati?

The Kingdom of Swaziland has the distinction of being sub-Saharan Africa's last remaining absolute monarchy. Though classified as a lower-middle income country, income distribution is skewed, with nearly eighty percent of its 1.2 million people living in abject poverty. Years of government corruption, excessive spending by the royal family and a drop in revenue from the South African Customs Union has left Swaziland in a deep economic crisis. The crisis has resulted in a forty percent unemployment rate and massive reductions in public services such as education and health care.

Increased financial woes resulted in further reductions in Swaziland's flailing health care sector. The country suffers the highest HIV prevalence rate in the world at twenty-six percent but has failed to secure adequate treatment for its citizens due to shortages in antiretroviral drugs and HIV testing. According to the World Health Organization, life expectancy in Swaziland is 48 years of age.

Swaziland endures a political crisis, as well. King Mswati III retains absolute control over the executive, legislature and judiciary and is immune from civil suits and criminal prosecution under Swazi law. Political parties are banned from participation in elections and many pro-democracy organizations have been deemed terrorist entities...

Other than that he's a regular Nelson Mandela, though...

I get that there's a certain amount of realism that goes into diplomatic decisions but did we have to invite the world's number one bull-goose tinpot monarch straight from central casting?


And Reagan threw a state dinner honoring Suharto.

And then there's the US' relationship with the leadership in Haiti since like forever.

I really don't want to get into a tit-for-tat here.  I really don't.  It's simplistic and lazy.  I only do it to point out how simplistic and lazy TFA is.  It's a dumb, agenda-driven exercise.
 
2014-08-07 09:56:03 AM  

Diogenes: And Reagan threw a state dinner honoring Suharto.

And then there's the US' relationship with the leadership in Haiti since like forever.

I really don't want to get into a tit-for-tat here.  I really don't.  It's simplistic and lazy.  I only do it to point out how simplistic and lazy TFA is.  It's a dumb, agenda-driven exercise.


Long as we're clear that no matter who's running the show, you can tell when they're lying about giving a damn about human rights whenever they tell us they give a damn about human rights.
 
2014-08-07 09:58:46 AM  

Gulper Eel: Diogenes: And Reagan threw a state dinner honoring Suharto.

And then there's the US' relationship with the leadership in Haiti since like forever.

I really don't want to get into a tit-for-tat here.  I really don't.  It's simplistic and lazy.  I only do it to point out how simplistic and lazy TFA is.  It's a dumb, agenda-driven exercise.

Long as we're clear that no matter who's running the show, you can tell when they're lying about giving a damn about human rights whenever they tell us they give a damn about human rights.


Nah.  We've just established that we are for sale.  Now we are just haggling over the price.
 
2014-08-07 10:00:36 AM  
What if you threw an African-US summit and couldn't invite anyone?
 
2014-08-07 10:03:56 AM  

James!: What if you threw an African-US summit and couldn't invite anyone?


That Nelson Mandela fella seemed nice.  The polar opposite of so many others...like Carrot Top.
 
2014-08-07 10:09:11 AM  

Gulper Eel: Diogenes: And Reagan threw a state dinner honoring Suharto.

And then there's the US' relationship with the leadership in Haiti since like forever.

I really don't want to get into a tit-for-tat here.  I really don't.  It's simplistic and lazy.  I only do it to point out how simplistic and lazy TFA is.  It's a dumb, agenda-driven exercise.

Long as we're clear that no matter who's running the show, you can tell when they're lying about giving a damn about human rights whenever they tell us they give a damn about human rights.


As long as you accept that sometimes in order to advance human rights we have to put on fake smile and shake hands with people we really don't care for.

Diplomacy is more than just fancy dinners.  Sometimes it means dealing with unsavory characters.
 
2014-08-07 10:11:28 AM  
Diplomacy is the art of saying 'Nice doggie' until you can find a rock.

-Will Rogers
 
2014-08-07 10:16:09 AM  

Chris Ween: James!: What if you threw an African-US summit and couldn't invite anyone?

That Nelson Mandela fella seemed nice.  The polar opposite of so many others...like Carrot Top.


They tried to invite him, but he RSVP'd dead.
 
2014-08-07 10:19:45 AM  

Diogenes: As long as you accept that sometimes in order to advance human rights we have to put on fake smile and shake hands with people we really don't care for.

Diplomacy is more than just fancy dinners.  Sometimes it means dealing with unsavory characters.


Okay, sure. 

So how does schmoozing King Mswati advance the cause of human rights? He's been shiatting all over his country for only six years less than Mugabe has.
 
2014-08-07 10:23:14 AM  

Gulper Eel: Diogenes: As long as you accept that sometimes in order to advance human rights we have to put on fake smile and shake hands with people we really don't care for.

Diplomacy is more than just fancy dinners.  Sometimes it means dealing with unsavory characters.

Okay, sure. 

So how does schmoozing King Mswati advance the cause of human rights? He's been shiatting all over his country for only six years less than Mugabe has.


"I've heard you're country is in some dire financial straights, perhaps if you weren't such a shiatbag we could help you out with some humanitarian aid."
 
2014-08-07 10:25:24 AM  

James!: Chris Ween: James!: What if you threw an African-US summit and couldn't invite anyone?

That Nelson Mandela fella seemed nice.  The polar opposite of so many others...like Carrot Top.

They tried to invite him, but he RSVP'd dead.


You liberals are all "glass is half empty" types, aren't you?
 
2014-08-07 10:32:04 AM  
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h874BPSnbWc

Jimmy Carter Says Yes!

The Molly Bloom Soliloquy of the Disco Era.
 
2014-08-07 10:32:32 AM  

Chris Ween: James!: Chris Ween: James!: What if you threw an African-US summit and couldn't invite anyone?

That Nelson Mandela fella seemed nice.  The polar opposite of so many others...like Carrot Top.

They tried to invite him, but he RSVP'd dead.

You liberals are all "glass is half empty" types, aren't you?


Weekend At Bama's: African Summit starring Tyler Perry as everyone.
 
2014-08-07 10:38:51 AM  

James!: Chris Ween: James!: What if you threw an African-US summit and couldn't invite anyone?

That Nelson Mandela fella seemed nice.  The polar opposite of so many others...like Carrot Top.

They tried to invite him, but he RSVP'd dead.


Carrot Top is dead?!
 
2014-08-07 10:41:23 AM  

ManateeGag: James!: Chris Ween: James!: What if you threw an African-US summit and couldn't invite anyone?

That Nelson Mandela fella seemed nice.  The polar opposite of so many others...like Carrot Top.

They tried to invite him, but he RSVP'd dead.

Carrot Top is dead?!


Carrot Top is more of a title passed from father to son than a person.
 
2014-08-07 10:45:03 AM  

James!: ManateeGag: James!: Chris Ween: James!: What if you threw an African-US summit and couldn't invite anyone?

That Nelson Mandela fella seemed nice.  The polar opposite of so many others...like Carrot Top.

They tried to invite him, but he RSVP'd dead.

Carrot Top is dead?!

Carrot Top is more of a title passed from father to son than a person.


He's the Dread Pirate Roberts of prop comedy.
 
2014-08-07 10:50:19 AM  

Diogenes: James!: ManateeGag: James!: Chris Ween: James!: What if you threw an African-US summit and couldn't invite anyone?

That Nelson Mandela fella seemed nice.  The polar opposite of so many others...like Carrot Top.

They tried to invite him, but he RSVP'd dead.

Carrot Top is dead?!

Carrot Top is more of a title passed from father to son than a person.

He's the Dread Pirate Roberts of prop comedy.


Buttercup:"I'd sure like to see an artificial leg attached to a corkscrew."
Carrot Top:"As you wish..."
 
2014-08-07 10:51:10 AM  

James!: Diogenes: James!: ManateeGag: James!: Chris Ween: James!: What if you threw an African-US summit and couldn't invite anyone?

That Nelson Mandela fella seemed nice.  The polar opposite of so many others...like Carrot Top.

They tried to invite him, but he RSVP'd dead.

Carrot Top is dead?!

Carrot Top is more of a title passed from father to son than a person.

He's the Dread Pirate Roberts of prop comedy.

Buttercup:"I'd sure like to see an artificial leg attached to a corkscrew."
Carrot Top:"As you wish..."


It's a good thing my coffee needed to be refilled.
 
2014-08-07 10:51:30 AM  
I love Fark.
 
2014-08-07 11:07:27 AM  
Look, just don't meet naughty leaders in the real White House.

A suggestion:
woodshippingcrates.com
 
2014-08-07 11:35:32 AM  

Gulper Eel: Diogenes: As long as you accept that sometimes in order to advance human rights we have to put on fake smile and shake hands with people we really don't care for.

Diplomacy is more than just fancy dinners.  Sometimes it means dealing with unsavory characters.

Okay, sure.
So how does schmoozing King Mswati advance the cause of human rights? He's been shiatting all over his country for only six years less than Mugabe has.


How does snubbing King Mswati advance the cause of human rights?
 
2014-08-07 11:37:03 AM  
The best way to influence people's behaviour is by not talking to them.
 
2014-08-07 11:41:40 AM  
more like king m$wati
 
2014-08-07 11:44:38 AM  

James!: "I've heard you're country is in some dire financial straights, perhaps if you weren't such a shiatbag we could help you out with some humanitarian aid."


then he replies "go fark you are selves"
 
2014-08-07 11:45:19 AM  

Wyalt Derp: The best way to influence people's behaviour is by not talking to them.


i thought you're supposed to bomb the people you don't like.  not talk to them.
 
2014-08-07 11:46:47 AM  
i673.photobucket.com
 
2014-08-07 11:48:04 AM  
I understand a luncheon was served, but the cole slaw was made with arugula.

thesocietypages.org
 
2014-08-07 11:49:41 AM  
Talking to your enemies is a lot cheaper than blowing them up. It also doesn't involve killing American soldiers.
 
2014-08-07 11:51:36 AM  
Gaddafi not in attendance for some reason...
 
2014-08-07 11:52:56 AM  
www.kcconfidential.com
 
2014-08-07 11:54:28 AM  
Says the paper that sided with the Nazis.
 
2014-08-07 11:55:22 AM  
On the plus side, the conservative press is now very concerned about homophobia.
 
2014-08-07 11:56:42 AM  
Where does Nixon fit into this poutrage?

pages.ramapo.edu
 
2014-08-07 11:59:34 AM  

LucklessWonder: Gaddafi not in attendance for some reason...


Didn't Frank Drebin take care of him back in '88?
 
2014-08-07 12:02:44 PM  
I don't really follow African politics, but aren't they all pieces of shiat? The African leaders, that is.
 
2014-08-07 12:06:17 PM  

Chris Ween: Gulper Eel: Diogenes: And Reagan threw a state dinner honoring Suharto.

And then there's the US' relationship with the leadership in Haiti since like forever.

I really don't want to get into a tit-for-tat here.  I really don't.  It's simplistic and lazy.  I only do it to point out how simplistic and lazy TFA is.  It's a dumb, agenda-driven exercise.

Long as we're clear that no matter who's running the show, you can tell when they're lying about giving a damn about human rights whenever they tell us they give a damn about human rights.

Nah.  We've just established that we are for sale.  Now we are just haggling over the price.


We established that a long damn time ago...

Is the biggest problem that this Swaziland asshole doesn't have oil? Because if you are a brutal, human rights violating monarch over a country who has oil, some presidents will literally stroll the rose garden with you holding hands in between smooches...
 
2014-08-07 12:09:20 PM  
Is this the right thread to leave a pic of Reagan visiting the military cemetery in Bitburg?  And where do you want this popcorn?
 
2014-08-07 12:09:59 PM  

Rapmaster2000: Where does Nixon fit into this poutrage?

[pages.ramapo.edu image 400x300]


The only reason that didn't set back Soviet/US relations was that, however poor the build quality of a 1973 Lincoln, it was bound to be better than the quality of a Zil of that era.
 
2014-08-07 12:13:57 PM  

AeAe: I don't really follow African politics, but aren't they all pieces of shiat? The African leaders, that is.


almost all. Yeah you got a couple but really you could count the good ones on one hand. Billion and billions of dollars flowing into Africa and then right out again into these despots foreign bank accounts.

And then we have to hear how no one cares about poor African children and how the western world are the bad guys.
 
2014-08-07 12:14:04 PM  
[obligatory-past-presidents-meeting-with-badpeople.jpg]
 
2014-08-07 12:15:35 PM  
Being summoned into the imperial presence is not always a good thing.
 
2014-08-07 12:17:42 PM  

AeAe: I don't really follow African politics, but aren't they all pieces of shiat? The African leaders, that is.


John Mahama seems like he's on the right track.
 
2014-08-07 12:18:01 PM  

Lord_Baull: [obligatory-past-presidents-meeting-with-badpeople.jpg]


www.ptpblog.com
 
2014-08-07 12:18:05 PM  

Rapmaster2000: Where does Nixon fit into this poutrage?

[pages.ramapo.edu image 400x300]


Do you think the Russians ever found all of the tracking devices in that car?
 
2014-08-07 12:22:19 PM  
Who's the guy wrapped up in the shower curtains, again?  His wife looks very nice, though.
 
2014-08-07 12:23:02 PM  

Lord_Baull: [obligatory-past-presidents-meeting-with-badpeople.jpg]


www.bu.edu

"So, Tool Time, what does my soul look like?"

"Shh.  I'm trying to erase the image by staring directly into the sun."
 
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