Saturday, May 9, 2009

The Truckling Tour Continues

Perhaps not yet convinced that America has been properly portrayed as having expressed sufficient contrition, President Obama will once again fire up the vehicles necessary to get the Forgive Us Our Trespasses World Tour on the road, this time travelling to Egypt to possibly deliver his latest mea culpa on our behalf.

This June, Obama will make good on his promise to address the Muslims of the world from a Muslim country, speaking from Cairo. The trip will also afford Obama the chance to visit Normandy on the anniversary of D-Day, where I suspect he will take the opportunity to apologize to the French for all the blood stains on the beach.

One must wonder why he picked Egypt instead of the newly democratic Iraq. Egyptian leader Mubarak was so incensed at the Bush administration over its insistence that Egypt democratize that he ceased his annual visits to Washington for Bush's entire second term. Yet this is the venue chosen by The Chosen One to deliver this address. Curious, I say.

Now the question remains concerning Obama's visit to the Muslim world and how he will practice presidential protocol.

To paraphrase William Shakespeare; To bow, or not to bow, that is the question.

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