President Obama Receives Indonesian Guard of Honour

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5 Responses to President Obama Receives Indonesian Guard of Honour

  1. rikyrah says:

    it’s been a joy to see how the First Couple is received around the world.

  2. Ametia says:

    Wonderful slideshow. Our POTUS is revered worldwide.

  3. Obama takes sentimental journey to Indonesia

    President Obama’s trip to Indonesia is bringing back childhood memories — at least some of them.

    “Obviously much has been made of the fact that this marks my return to where I lived as a young boy,” Obama told reporters today. “I will tell you though that I barely recognized it as I was driving down the streets.”

    “The only thing that was there when I first moved to Jakarta was Sarinah (a shopping mall) — now it’s one of the shorter buildings on the road.”

    Obama, who lived in Indonesia four years as a child, canceled two previous planned trips to Indonesia because of U.S. political events, also said, “it’s wonderful to be here although I have to tell you that when you visit a place that you spent time in as a child, as the president, it’s a little disorientating.”

    Here’s part of the Associated Press dispatch on Obama’s visit to Indonesia:

    Few here now believe he will change American policies in the Middle East or improve U.S. relations with the Muslim world. And hopes that the two countries would march forward together on the world stage have been cast aside.

    Still, Indonesians gathered around television sets all over the country — in their houses, coffee shops and office buildings — and watched as he touched down.

    “We all stopped what we were doing,” said Tito, who works at the front desk at the Novotel Hotel in Balikpapan, a city on Borneo island. “Staff, guests … It’s just so amazing that he grew up here, has family here, and is now the U.S. president.”

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