I'm just quoting this out of the Glenn Beck newsletter-
Glenn Beck - Current Events & Politics - Obama gift gaffe
*And if this bothers you, then just replace "Obama" for the name of any other president, if it makes you feel good.*So much for repairing our image in the world - President Obama has already hacked off everyone in the United Kingdom by sending back a famous Winston Churchill bust that was given as a gift after 9-11. Then he made matters worse by insulting Prime Minister Brown in a gift exchange. Brown gave President Obama a pen holder carved from the timbers of H.M.S. Resolute, and a first edition of a 7 volume biography of Winston Churchill - but Obama gives Brown the equivalent of a pair of socks. The phony gifts of 25 DVDíS included Raging Bull, Casablanca, Psycho, The Graduate...Wasn't he trying to repair our image in the world? How could he be so stupid?
One of several foreign policy blunders made last week. Obama turned the gift exchange with our greatest ally and mother country, Britain, into an arbitrary and thoughtless gift exchange on our part, one that offended the prime minister and the Brittish media. It is customary and traditional for our presidents to give meaningful gifts in the exchange that have some symbolic/historical meaning. However, someone in Obama's team (or Obama himself) made a serious blunder and gave them 25 DVD's, which by the way, don't work in britain because they are of the wrong region (DVD's and video games have region codes that correspond to players from the same country, such that DVD's from one region cant be played on the player of another region). So, Obama gave them a bunch of useless junk (or maybe he was upholding the great significance of "Hollywood"...), almost mocking them. I'm not saying he did it intentionally, but either way it's just as bad.
On top of that, he told them to take back their Winston Churchill bust (stature thing) that was given to us as a gift for the 9-11 tragedy. Obama, for some reason, refused to keep the thing in the White House and shoved it back to them, though they insisted it was a good will gift for our loss on 9-11. I mean.... WTH? Then we have Clinton who gave Russia that button that was supposed to represent how the U.S. is resetting its economic system (a reset button) with the wrong word for "reset" written on the button. The guy from Russia actually had to correct her on stage in front of all the media for the blunder. It's flat out embarrassing. I just wonder who is supposed to be advising them on how they deal with foreign leaders and customs/traditions, because they're obviously sleeping on the job.