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Obama to Visit Guam

February 11, 2010
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President Barrack Obama, the self-proclaimed “First Pacific President”, will visit Guam in late March on his way to Indonesia and Australia. His visit will be the first by a U.S. president since Bill Clinton in 1998.  According to the White House, Obama will speak with U.S. service men & women as a seemingly inevitable military buildup looms.

I get the feeling that the visit will be a quick one, but hopefully it is one of many from the administration. Ignoring the million qualms I have with the U.S. Empire and use of the citizens of the Pacific territories (I will save that for a later post), I will state my position as follows: as long as the United States has territories throughout the Pacific, we, as Pacific Islanders, should take advantage of a President who seems willing to form some sort of relationship.  A President interested in the well-being of the Pacific will be critical as economic, environmental and military issues apply their strangling grip.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. February 11, 2010 6:41 pm

    Hafa Adai,
    Obama now has the opportunity to show us that he has the people of the Pacific’s interest in mind. Hopefully he will come out from behind the fences and speak to the people of Guam. In fact we have a petition going, asking him to do just that.

    http://www.weareguahan.com/petition-1

  2. February 11, 2010 9:50 pm

    Oh that is great. I really hope he is able to do that.

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