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Phx_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 01:28 PM
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IN PICTURES / Barack Obama visits Israel
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bdamomma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 01:30 PM
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1. great pictures
I hope he meets with the Palestinians too.
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Phx_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 01:35 PM
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3. He met with Fayyad and Abbas in Ramallah. nt
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bdamomma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 01:42 PM
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6. glad he did.
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question everything Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 01:35 PM
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4. He has
Look again at the pictures. The tops are with President Abbas.
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question everything Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 01:32 PM
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2. Thanks for posting
He looks cute with a white skullcap.

And I think that President Shimon Peres is twice his age (or close enough).

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Scurrilous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 01:37 PM
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5. K & R
:thumbsup:
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Barack_America Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 01:44 PM
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7. Wow. They certainly got the photo-op they were looking for...(more PICS)
Edited on Wed Jul-23-08 01:53 PM by Kristi1696
Powerful symbolism


This one is also touching



And, finally, this one for the "Obama looking cool" aficionados.


(first and last are Reuters, middle is AP)
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TrogL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 01:46 PM
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8. His body language is perfect for the occasions
I suffer from Asperger's syndrome (yes, Michael Savage I have a formal diagnosis), meaning I have huge troubles interpreting body language. At worst, it goes completely over my head; at best, I've got a bunch of memorized rules (eg. if someone's mouth is downturned and they're leaking water - they're probably upset). Hence, I find it hard to 'read' many people.

Obama makes it perfectly clear even to me that he's fully in control of the situation (watch his hands), is meeting as equals (watch the eye contact, open posture) and displaying emotion compatible with the occasion (compared to what Dubya might do).
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monmouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 01:48 PM
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9. I love the respect he especially shows to elder statesmen, the touching
subtly of the arm, leaning in closer to listen, etc. These visuals make an impact, at least they did on me. They just loved him, you can tell.
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Barack_America Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 01:56 PM
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10. Kick. nt
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PlanetBev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 02:12 PM
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11. Being Jewish, and seeing Barack in a yarmulke and laying a wreath
brings tears to my eyes and makes me so proud...

Especially after eight years of that other idiot.
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leftynyc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 02:46 PM
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15. Same here
The pictures of him at Yad Vashem have caused quite the lump in my throat.
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Sparkly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 02:14 PM
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12. I was just going to post...
Edited on Wed Jul-23-08 02:16 PM by Sparkly
...that the photos alone should have the McCain camp worried. Obama is so photogenic, and looks so natural with citizens and prime ministers alike. The pictures are all amazing.





Edited to add another one. There are so many to choose from!
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hisownpetard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 02:26 PM
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13. No winks? No tap dance? No cutesy little shrugs for the camera? No head rubs or belly bumps?
Oh, wait - Obama's a Democrat!

I love this man. Look at his face. This is the face of someone who is intellectually curious to learn from every experience he has,
not someone who's mugging for the photographers and wishing he were somewhere else, with a bottle of Jim Beam, a pretzel,
and Karl Rove whispering sweet nothings over the speaker phone.
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Rainbowreflect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 02:37 PM
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14. His facial expressions are appropriate for what is going on.
No smirking, grimacing, or scary evil grins.
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hisownpetard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 04:38 PM
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16. What a pleasure and what a relief!
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TheDonkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 04:54 PM
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17. Great pictures
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