Tuesday, July 22, 2014

More smart diplomacy from the administration.

Turkey's president: I no longer talk to Obama.

   "Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he has stopped talking to US President Barack Obama on the phone, amid growing strains between Ankara and Washington over Syria and the Gaza conflict.

  "Turkey, a fierce opponent of Syrian President Bashar Assad and an open supporter of armed rebel fighters, felt betrayed when the United States backed away from military action against Damascus in September."

“In the past, I was calling him (Obama) directly. Because I can’t get the expected results on Syria, our foreign ministers are now talking to each other,” Erdogan said in a live interview onpro-government ATV channel late Monday..."

Yet another foreign leader that doesn't bother to disturb the serial golfer and fund raiser that pretends to be our president.  This is something that would never have happened with a Republican administration.  The Bushes, for all their faults, were excellent on their relations with our allies and other foreign leaders.  

Once Obama leaves office, I wonder how long it will take to repair our reputation and influence abroad?


  1. I can't blame Erdogan. What difference would it make - if he did speak to Obama? Clint Eastwood did it best when he spoke to the EMPTY CHAIR.

    1. You'd think the two of them would be natural allies, since they are both islamists, but Obama apparently has managed to screw that sure thing up.

    2. The Saudis hate Obama even more than the Turks.