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Obama is on a quest to impress. He wants to impress Latin American leaders because he wants a stronger US prescence in the region. Despite Obama’s chances to woo the foreign leaders, Obama had some problems at a conference
First, he had to deal with evolving scandal involving security service. Reuters reports
Americas attended by more than 30 heads of state, 11 U.S. Secret Service agents were sent home and five military servicemen grounded over “misconduct” allegations in a hotel.
Prostitutes were taken to the hotel, according to a Colombian police source.
The widening controversy was overshadowing a host of weightier topics at the two-day summit that began on Saturday.
“I had a breakfast meeting to discuss trade and drugs, but the only thing the other delegates wanted to talk about was the story of the agents and the hookers,” chuckled one Latin American diplomat in the historic city of Cartagena.
I bet Darryl Issa is frothing in the mouth over this scandal. He now has the Obama administration on two minor scandals: the debacle with the Secret Service in and the GSA scandal with $823,000 in excessive charges as described by the Washington Post
“GSA Inspector General Brian Miller, who documented excessive spending on entertainment, food and travel to the $823,000 training conference, this week asked the Department of Justice to consider criminal charges against organizer Jeffrey E. Neely, congressional sources and other government officials familiar with the referral said’”
So Obama has some minor scandals to deal with. However, these scandals are nothing compared to the scandals committed during the Bush administration like warrant wiretapping and allegations of waterboarding and other forms of tortures. Darryl Issa should investigate these crimes, but the context of the subject scandal is that they are considered to be minor when compared to the deeds of the Bush administration.