Barack Obama 'too tired' to give proper welcome to Gordon Brown

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    Barack Obama's offhand approach to Gordon Brown's Washington visit last week came about because the president was facing exhaustion over America's economic crisis and is unable to focus on foreign affairs, the Sunday Telegraph has been told.



    President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister Gordon Brown walk down the Colonnade of the White House in Washington, Photo: AP
    Sources close to the White House say Mr Obama and his staff have been "overwhelmed" by the economic meltdown and have voiced concerns that the new president is not getting enough rest.

    British officials, meanwhile, admit that the White House and US State Department staff were utterly bemused by complaints that the Prime Minister should have been granted full-blown press conference and a formal dinner, as has been customary. They concede that Obama aides seemed unfamiliar with the expectations that surround a major visit by a British prime minister.

    But Washington figures with access to Mr Obama's inner circle explained the slight by saying that those high up in the administration have had little time to deal with international matters, let alone the diplomatic niceties of the special relationship.

    Allies of Mr Obama say his weary appearance in the Oval Office with Mr Brown illustrates the strain he is now under, and the president's surprise at the sheer volume of business that crosses his desk.

    Barack Obama 'too tired' to give proper welcome to Gordon Brown - Telegraph





    I've sent my violin to the cleaners! poor pookie! :eusa_eh:
     
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    obama is very mean spirited and cruel.
     
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    Too tired? Geez, Barry, we told you you weren't ready for this job, but we thought you'd last longer than this.
     
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    whatever happend to "young" "vital" "invigorating" ??
     
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    Poor boy needs a vacation.

    Selling out the future is tiring work!
     
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    Seems more than tired, or an ovesight.

    Overseas, candidate Obama chose Berlin for his speech, as President he immediately sends the bust of Churchill back to UK, snubs Brown, and when he does see him, the gift is some DVD's.

    Is this the "change" we were promised?
     
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    Utterly amazing! One would think that hosting a world leader would be rather routine; a simple matter of following the exact same set of protocols that are done no matter who is in the White House.

    It's like screwing up Halloween.
     
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    What's wrong with Berlin? You do realize that it's not controlled by nazis anymore correct?

    Stop acting like the Churchill bust and Obama not jumping like a lapdog to Brown are big things. Honestly, it's dishonest and pathetic on your part.
     
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    Willow tree has such hatred for Obama he's going to spend every minute of his life finding anything he can to try and discredit anything Obama does. Well, that is, when he's not busy playing with his cats
     
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    It's about time we had someone concerned over the welfare of the American wallet vs. Bush who didn't give two shits about domestic issues. We have Clinton for foreign issues.
     

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