Thursday, December 10, 2009

Obama Snubs Norwegian King Harald?

Some Europeans are not appreciating the perceived lack of respect from Obama to King Harald (Norway) as Obama heads to over to receive the Nobel Peace Prize.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/2009-12-09/obamas-oslo-snub

"some Europeans are angry with Obama—the very ones who are awarding him his Nobel. Katarina Andersson on the president's decision to decline lunch with King Harald and skip his own Nobel exhibit.

A day before President Obama receives his Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, the president’s treatment of his Norwegian hosts has become hot news across Scandinavia.
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Meanwhile, the Swedish daily Svenska Dagbladet is reporting that the president has declined an invitation to lunch with King Harald V, an event every prize winner from the Dalai Lama to Al Gore has attended. (The newspaper’s headline: “Obama disses lunch with King Harald.”)

Also among the dissed, according to news reports: a concert in Oslo on Friday that was arranged in his honor, and a group of Norwegian children who had planned to meet Obama in front of City Hall.
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