Media Ignores Obama's Screwups With India and Pakistan

I saw this article today and just had to post it.  You know this is something the Fish Wrapper would never report on, because it might tell the truth about Obama.  As reported by Warner Todd Huston:

Naturally, the U.S. media is following the terrorist crimes in Mumbai, India, as well they should. But, the attacks seem to be the Old Media's only interest where it concerns India and Pakistan, of late, for they've completely ignored the several mistakes that Barack Obama has already made with his attempts at foreign policy with the two embattled nations.

Back on November 11, I noted that Obama had made his first mistakes with both India and Pakistan by mishandling early talks with their leaders (or not having them at all, as the case may be). During his first major effort to contact foreign leaders as president elect, Obama called Pakistan’s President Asif Ali Zardari but neglected to call India's Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh. This short shrifting did not sit well with the Indian government.

Then, Obama appointed to his transition team a woman named Sonal Shah whom the Pakistanis say has ties with a violent Hindu Nationalist Party in India that they claim is responsible for a rampage in Gujarat, India that killed many Muslims and Christians.

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Worse, during his outreach to Pakistan's Zardari, Obama promised that he'd help settle the trouble between India and Pakistan over Kashmir and he did this without asking India if his help was wanted by India. As a result, India got its nose out of joint and immediately said that Obama's "help" with Kashmir was not wanted.

Well, more on Obama's unwanted offer with the Kashmir problem has been reported by various Indian and Pakistani news agencies. An Indian official has reiterated that Obama's help with Kashmir was neither asked for nor wanted. External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee refused Obama's offer again at a recent press conference held with Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi.

The Indian Express news group reports that on Wednesday Mukherjee "shot down US President-elect Barack Obama’s suggestion that former US President Bill Clinton could prod India and Pakistan into making peace over Kashmir."

The remarks were also reported at

On Jammu and Kashmir, Mukherjee rejected any third party interference, when asked to comment on the reports that the US president-elect was moving to appoint Bill Clinton as his emissary to settle Kashmir issue. "There was no question of the intervention of third party. Kashmir is a bilateral issue between India and Pakistan. It is part of composite dialogue process," he stressed.

These are some embarrassing stumbles on India and Pakistan and shows that Obama won’t be able to flash his dazzling smile and have the world's leaders just fall at the feet of The One happy to follow his policy ideas.

Curiously, I can't find this news reporting Obama’s thus far failed attempts at diplomacy in any American news source. Why do you think that is?

Yup, all that community organizing experience is really coming in handy for Obama, isn't it?  Think the Fish Wrapper would ever notice anything like this?  Me, neither.

Well sounds like India has

Well sounds like India has the right idea half of the countries we "help" doesn't want our "help". We just kind of "help" them without asking if they want our "help". *coughbecauseamericalikesforcing"help"onothercountriescough*

Is it okay to help if people are being slaughtered?

I guess it depends on what you're talking about.  For instance, India doesn't want people getting in the way of Hindus slaughering Christians:

In 1998, Congress created the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom. Its mandate was to “monitor the status of freedom of thought, conscience, and religion or belief abroad.”

Part of this monitoring involves visits to the countries where violations of religious freedom are alleged to have occurred.

That’s why the Commission planned to visit India in response to reports about the killing of Christians in the Indian state of Orissa. The killings were part of a larger campaign of violence and intimidation that has left 100 people dead and thousands of Christians homeless.

As the word “planned” suggests, the Commission never traveled to India. The Indian government never issued the required visas and hasn’t explained why. This gives India the dubious distinction of being the only democracy to have refused a visit by the Commission.

While there has been no official explanation, the reasons for the refusal are well known, at least in India. Hindu nationalists had demanded that the Commission not be allowed to visit India. One leader called the Commission an “intrusive mechanism . . . interfering with the internal affairs of India.”

In other words, "don't bother us while we kill innocent people".

If I were a Christian in India, I'd sure want some outside help, wouldn't you?

You my friend are as stupid

You my friend are as stupid as any i have ever read. What gives Barack Obama the power to stick is head in other peoples buisness. Does America allow commissions to enter? And if christians have a problem in India than leave they know that india is the best place for them that is why they stay.

And you are self-centered

It's truly amazing to me how people like you just think we should pull ourselves inside our shells and ignore those people who are helpless and are being slaughtered.  If the shoe were on the other foot, I would think you would want someone to help you.  The selfishness of liberals makes me want to puke.

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