It's hard for any American of my generation to imagine a United States President having an official state visit to Cuba and meeting Raúl Castro. But Obama has changed the relationship between the USA and Cuba a complete 180 degrees.
|Barack Obama and Raúl CastroNicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images|
Another shocker for me, at least, is Obama's visit to Vietnam. When I left the United States it was at war in Vietnam.
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Maybe I've missed something, but I can't figure out how those countries changed sufficiently to cause a United States President to grin and glow like a winner of a gazillion dollar lottery.
And POTUS Obama's opening statement in Japan shows just how disengaged he is from American history:
Upon his arrival Thursday in Japan, Obama called the world's first nuclear attack, on Aug. 6, 1945, "an inflection point in modern history," telling reporters at a news conference with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe: "It is something that all of us have had to deal with in one way or another." (nbcnews.com)Yes, he sounds like the radical Leftist he was raised to be by his mother.