President Obama endured a 50-minute diatribe from socialist Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega that lashed out at a century of what he called terroristic U.S. aggression in Central America and included a rambling denunciation of the U.S.-imposed isolation of Cuba's Communist government.Daniel Ortega. Bank robber, child rapist, genocidal dictator. And if that's bad enough he made a woman's right to choose illegal.
Obama sat mostly unmoved during the speech but at times jotted notes. The speech was part of the opening ceremonies at the fifth Summit of the Americas here.
Later, at a photo opportunity with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Obama held his tongue when asked what he thought about Ortega's speech.
"It was 50 minutes long. That's what I thought."
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Obama meets Ortega
Barry got an earful.
Posted by Lou Minatti at 10:20 AM