Assaying the Shirtsleeves Summit
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  • lukelea

    You failed to mention this was also an opportunity for these two leaders to size each other up as men, to try to gauge the other’s strengths and weaknesses based on close personal observation. I recall JFK was sure he impressed Khrushchev as weak and that this was a factor leading to the Cuban missile crisis.

    It’s pretty obvious Xi is no weak sister. He looks more like a bull — one whose first name is not Ferdinand. How Obama impressed Xi is the real question. Who can forget the contemptuous way the Chinese treated him at the Copenhagen climate summit four years ago? There’s a lot of racial prejudice in China, against Africans especially. Add to that Obama’s small stature, and you can see I am wandering into territory the mainstream media would never dare broach.

  • Corlyss

    Are we going to get an article about the NSA employee who defected to China?

    http://www.cnn.com/2013/06/10/politics/nsa-leak/index.html

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