Tuesday, December 29, 2009

What's Missing?

Here is a list of countries that the President has visited this year (in alphabetical order. Countries sourced from here and here):

1. Canada
2. China
3. Czech Republic
4. Denmark
5. Egypt
6. France
7. Germany
8. Ghana
9. Great Britain
10. Iraq
11. Italy
12. Japan
13. Mexico
14. Norway
15. Russia
16. Saudi Arabia
17. Singapore
18. South Korea
19. Trinidad & Tobago
20. Turkey
21. Vatican City

Notice that Israel is nowhere on that list. Granted he can't visit every country but he did seem to visit every American ally around Israel and given how important it is, as an ally in the war on terror and how it is such a focal point to so many key foreign policy issues, you would think he could take the time. Maybe then he would stop throwing hissy fits about Israelis building apartments in their own capital or killing terrorists who murdered innocent civilians. Or maybe not. He doesn't seem to allow the facts to change any of his other policies.

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