Obama’s letter to Italy’s president the same as the letter to Chirac?

As you read yesterday, Obama’s letter to Chirac stated,

“we look forward to working together over the next four years in the spirit of peace and friendship to build a safer world.”

Well, it looks like the fax machine at the White House was working overtime:

I was reading Michael Ledeen’s post when I came across this,

He also sent a letter to Italian President Giorgio Napolitano (a member of the now defunct Communist Party), expressing confidence that the United States and Italy would work together “to overcome the current global political and economic hardships and build a safer world.”

Say, again?

So I did a quick google search, and found these articles:
Obama a Napolitano, rapporto Italia-Usa fondamentale

Obama si dice convinto che i due Paesi sapranno lavorare insieme “in spirito di pace e di amicizia, per costruire un mondo più sicuro”.

Roughly translated that means,

Obama says he’s certain that both countries can work together “in the spirit of peace and friendship, to build a safer world.”

La Repubblica, Reuters Italia, Julie News, Iris news:

Ho fiducia che sapremo lavorare in uno spirito di pace e di amicizia per costruire, nei prossimi quattro anni, un mondo pi sicuro.

Again,

I am confident that over the next four years we can work in the spirit of peace and friendship to build a safer world.”

As you can all see, the same exact wording went to Napolitano as it did to Chirac.

Ledeen speculates whether Obama

writes only to his peers, and thus instead of addressing himself to Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, President Obama wrote to a man who holds an almost entirely ceremonial position.

At least Napolitano is still in office. Chirac is not.

Whatever the reason, the folks running foreign policy are incompetent.

Unless, of course, you believe that diplomacy-by-form-letter is a good idea.

UPDATE
Blue Star Chronicles has a theory.

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11 Responses to “Obama’s letter to Italy’s president the same as the letter to Chirac?”

  1. incompetence thy name is obama | Blatherings Blog Says:

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  2. Stoutcat Says:

    Wow, this gets lamer and lamer the longer it goes on! So Obama is conducting his own foreign policy without the “help” of his SecState, and he’s using a FORM LETTER!

    I really didn’t think he was stupid, but now I’m beginning to wonder.

  3. Z Says:

    This is actually getting scary. WHO IS RUNNING THIS COUNTRY? Sure, we don’t want Obama to be, but WHO IS? And did they kick out the WH protocal people??
    He’s either faxing letters, giving pitiful gifts to dignitaries, calling world leaders by their wrong titles (President of Canada!?), giving back precious gifts from other countries (Churchill bust), dissing the Gridiron Dinner, going on Leno, flying around, reading to school kids because “he’s tired of the WH” or he’s on television with yet another press conference. He also wrote to the LA Times this morning, from what I hear. BUSY BUSY BUSY….doing nothing.
    Well, maybe that’s a good thing, come to think of it.
    Thanks, Fausta, for the head’s up. UNBELIEVABLE.
    Soros’s puppet strings must be getting tangled lately…you can’t keep obama in one place.

  4. JWF Says:

    Smart diplomacy!

  5. brent Says:

    What’s next, the kids are both doing fine, Michele’s even taken up gardening! I guess they’re all growing ‘like weeds’ . But seriously, I want to work with you, ______, over the next four years.

    Thank you,
    Not Obama’s Teleprompter.

  6. Superflumina Says:

    These letters are similar to previous ones received by the Portuguese president and the Portuguese prime-minister, one month ago.

  7. rachel Says:

    Who is running our nation? Moe, Larry, Curly and Barak? This guy and his whole administration are a huge embarrassment. When can we vote them OUT? I don’t think we can survive four years of these clowns.

  8. Obama Berlusconi Snub? » Blue Star Chronicles Says:

    [...] was worded exactly like the letter he sent to former French President Jacques Chirac. Exactly. Fausta has the translation and comparison of the [...]

  9. HasItBeen4YearsYet? Says:

    “I, uh, …am not stupid? …that’s right, …and, uh, …um, I want you to know that, uhhh, ….what was the question, again?”

    He do speak good though, don’t he?

    Probably sent it to Chirac because they thought it was the same FAX number for all French presidents? I.e., too lazy to bother checking?

  10. HasItBeen4YearsYet? Says:

    Here’s team O’Blinko saluting their leader…
    http://www.stupidityawards.com/The_Academy_files/dunceworhship.jpg

  11. Bigfoot Says:

    It seems that Teh One’s fax machine is not as intelligent as his teleprompter.