obama castro handshake
"At the Summit of the Americas this evening, President Obama and President Castro greeted each other and shook hands," National
A simple handshake doesn't have to be exaggerated, but it matters. Civility isn't sufficient but it is a necessary and praiseworthy conduct in international affairs. It is worth remembering that international politics is made of many societal actors.
"I'm sure it was an exaggeration Candy," McCain replied. "If you want me to plead guilty here on CNN, guilty." Crowley then
If any handshake critics had bothered to actually listen to President Obama's speech, they would have heard why the handshake was not only appropriate but it was something that Mandela himself would smile upon.
With Republicans assailing President Barack Obama for shaking the hand of Cuban leader Raul Castro at Nelson Mandela's funeral on Tuesday, Secretary of State John Kerry pushed back at a House hearing later that day, saying the focus should be on the revered South African leader.
Some of those who listened to what Obama had to say, however, heard words that sounded critical of the Cuban leader. Journalist
"Sometimes a handshake is just a handshake, but when the leader of the free world shakes the bloody hand of a ruthless dictator
Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehntinen criticizes President Obama for shaking the "bloody" hand of a tyrant at Nelson Mandela's funeral.
Fox News had an in-depth segment on Tuesday about whether or not President Obama's brief handshake with Cuban president Raul