Fascinating how Obama gets so much press coverage yet does so very little.
He was all over the Evening Standard and even today's concise I paper gives him a double page spread.
The agenda today, and I love the emphasis on the word, as though it is a demand for action, is to be centred around Libya. But no one will mention Wikileaks, Bahrain, Syria, Israel and Palestine, nor will they comment on Guantanamo or press the subject of nuclear missiles in Poland too heavily.
We are paying obsequious homage to a man who governs in poetry and wins Nobel peace prizes for poetry but whom lacks the distinct ability to make a decision, stick to a path of action or decisively implement anything.
He's great at the chat, the Guiness drinking and the speeches claiming abstract responsibility.
But he is found wanting. His staff on various BBC radio programmes clearly feel unconfortable with British Journalists' levels of probity; when one mentioned Libya they were quick to assert the US is funding the operation. This is very different from active participation. It's almost a strapline, International Sanctions, sponsored by US. Pun intended.
One wonders how Paxman would approach the great Obama, high on his post of virtue. I know I would start with Wikileaks, Guantanamo and leave Palestine for a savouring ending.
American press is pushing for the Hamas to drop their Palestinian State plea. And Obama stays resolutely quiet on this as he completes the pomp and ceremony of a visit to the Queen.
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