Wednesday, March 23, 2011
President Pootie Tang was forced to abandon plans to visit Mayan ruins from his Great Tour itinerary today and fly home to face a nation angered and dismayed by his decision to launch a military action against Libya without first consulting the U.S. Congress.
White House aides have taken pains to portray him as fully engaged in the deployment of missiles, Navy ships and warplanes to Libya even as he devoted his public time to playing soccer with children in Rio de Janeiro and partying with elite Latin American leaders.
But he can’t escape the juxtaposition his actions and the latest U.S. mission in Libya as you can clearly see from this picture taken at an official dinner at the National Palace in San Salvador, El Salvador on Tuesday.
The three-country, five-day romp was meant ostensibly to re-establish U.S. leadership in the region and if all went well, get a commitment from Brazil to sell oil to an energy-addled U.S.
President Pootie Tang first traveled to Brazil, then Chile and finally El Salvador, all countries that have undergone political transformations over the past decades.