Associated Press, 12/21
Cuba's foreign minister called President Barack Obama an "imperial and arrogant" liar Monday for his conduct at the U.N. climate conference, a reflection of the communist island's increasingly fiery verbal attacks on the U.S. government.
Bruno Rodriguez spent an hour and a half lambasting Obama's behavior in Copenhagen, telling a news conference, "at this summit, there was only imperial, arrogant Obama, who does not listen, who imposes his positions and even threatens developing countries."
He called the summit "a fallacy, a farce" and said Washington used back-room deals and strong-arm tactics to foist on the world a deal that he labeled "undemocratic" and "suicidal" because it urges — but does not require — major polluters to make deeper emissions cuts.
Once again, our Fearless Leader shows the deft diplomatic touch that has become his international trademark. That "hand-in-friendship" thingy works like a charm, n'est-ce pas? I'd say he's well on his way to becoming the first man in history to win back-to-back Nobel Peace Prizes. Three-peat anyone?