Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Obama in Estonia

It was surprising to see at the joint press conference that the Estonian president Toomas Ilves is more fluent in English than our president, but when I looked him up I see he did attend school in the U.S. He was born in Sweden of Estonian parents and Russian grandparents, and educated in the U.S., so I'm not exactly sure how he came to be their president. Ilves hasn't written 2 books about himself, but has quite a long list of publications and awards.

But at least our President did finally mention Sotloff's execution (beheaded by ISIS) in the news conference--but only after Ilves did. He seems to still believe ISIS is a regional threat, and ignored the problem that he ignored them during a year of warnings and memos from his own people. He didn't call them evil, but did refer to them as a cancer.

1 comment:

Norma said...

The Estonian president is very tech savvy.