This is beginning to bother me more than a little. Barack Obama today insulted another ally of the United States. Silvio Berlusconi of Italy attempted to shake Obama’s hand – but Obama simply walked past the man and ignored him. This was quite intentional on Obama’s part, as the pictures make painfully clear:
It might not have been the best start for the host of the G8 summit. Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi offered his hand to Barack Obama, only for the U.S. President to carry on walking and seemingly ignore it.
Obama was arriving for the traditional family picture on the first day of the G8 Summit in L’Aquila, Italy.
Berlusconi attempted to greet the U.S. President as he arrived but Obama walked off leaving the Italian’s hand empty.
Two things the White House and Obama appear to be consistent on: Shabby treatment of allies and welcoming embraces for enemies of this nation.