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Maybe Lula and Assad Just Like Each Other

Friday, July 02, 2010 - 03:39 PM

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In a video I posted earlier, Bruce Blakeman argued that America's allies were meeting with leaders from rogue nations in more frequency under Obama than they were under Bush--signaling America was losing it's strength in international diplomacy.

"The president of Brazil met with the President of Syria. Assad. Bashar Assad. I cannot think that if George Bush was still president, that the President of Brazil would meet with the Syrian president. I cannot imagine a scenario where that would happen," Blakeman said.

A reader points out that, in fact, Brazil's President, Lula da Silva, already met with Syria's president...in 2003.

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