Obama Defends Himself But Not His Country at Summit of Americas

Don’t blame me!

After Nicaraguan Marxist President Daniel Ortega attacked America for 50 minutes in his speech today, Barack Obama smiled and shook his hand.

U.S. President Barack Obama and Nicaragua’s President Daniel Ortega (L) talk during the official photograph session at the 5th Summit of the Americas in Port of Spain, April 18, 2009.
REUTERS/Chris Wattie (TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO POLITICS)

Latin American leaders continued to pile on the US at the Summit of the Americas on Saturday.

Barack Obama defended himself from attacks aimed at America today- but would not defend the United States.
And, he was wrong on his history.
FOX News reported:

In his 17-minute address to the summit, Obama departed from his prepared remarks to mildly rebuke Ortega.

“To move forward, we cannot let ourselves be prisoners of past disagreements. I’m grateful that President Ortega did not blame me for things that happened when I was three months old. Too often, an opportunity to build a fresh partnership of the Americas has been undermined by stale debates. We’ve all heard these arguments before.”

Actually, the president misspoke on the sequence of events in Cuba. The invasion of CIA-trained rebels at the Bay of Pigs in Cuba occurred in April 1961. Obama was born August 4, 1961.

Ann Althouse notes that this wasn’t the first time.

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