Apr 11, 2011

World: It's Not Personal, It's Business

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President Barack Obama has been criticized as being a bit chilly -- need I say more impersonal -- in his dealings with other world leaders.
"My own sense is that he doesn't really have good buds" among world leaders, said Peter Hakim, president emeritus of the Inter-American Dialogue, a think tank. "He can pick up the phone and talk to any leader and get a good response, but it's business."
How could it be any other way?

Read:  "For Obama, It's Business Before Friendship With World Leaders," The Republic
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