Mr. Obama's trip to India may not be the great diplomatic success that the administration was hoping for. Our friends in the world's most populous democracy are getting steamed over the state department's heavy handed tactics. High ranking officials from the state of Maharashtra were invited to an event at the Taj Mahal hotel with Mr. Obama, but were told that they would have to show their papers to get in.
Miffed by the US consulate demanding personal details like birth date, nationality and passport number, Maharashtra's top politicians and bureaucrats have decided to pay it back in the same currency. While the home minister and the home secretary have declined to attend an event graced by President Barack Obama, four others, including chief minister Ashok Chavan and deputy chief minister Chhagan Bhujbal, are mulling the same.
Miffed by the US consulate demanding personal details like birth date, nationality and passport number
So, basically, the US will demand proof of residency for political officials outside the US, but you don't have to prove you are a resident inside the US! No wonder he has no immigration policy. He doesn't get it!!!!
Answer by jesse123456 at 9:18 AM on Nov. 5, 2010
Everyone has seen his birth certificate. I doubt it would be a big deal.
One would think, in these times, that heads of state and anyone who deals with international politics would understand the need for high security, including showing identification papers.
Another mountain out of a molehill. . .
Answer by jsbenkert at 9:08 AM on Nov. 5, 2010
Answer by dullscissors at 9:15 AM on Nov. 5, 2010
So what you're saying is that he not only Doesn't Get that the US citizen is feeling his eff ups, but the foreign diplomats are too? More Inadequacy within the O administration, no surprises there.
Answer by jewjewbee at 9:16 AM on Nov. 5, 2010
Answer by mhaney03 at 9:02 AM on Nov. 5, 2010
Answer by DEpley at 10:08 AM on Nov. 5, 2010
Here we go again. . . no information, no useful references. . . just another opportunity to take pointless pot-shots at the president because some people have taken a serial dislike to him.
I'm waiting for the post that derides the way he ties his shoes or whether he prefers his iced tea to be with or without sugar. Drivel. Pure drivel and nothing more.
Answer by jsbenkert at 11:26 AM on Nov. 5, 2010
Answer by parrishsky at 1:13 PM on Nov. 5, 2010
BTW, with the recent terror attempts, you would REALLY think people would understand SECURITY..
One mail bomb was 17 mins from EXPOLDING
Next question overall
How old were your kids when they got potty trained?