Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Indonesia May Take Down "Little Barry" After One Month

Indonesia mulls tearing down Obama statue (1/25/2010 AFP via Google)

"JAKARTA — Indonesian authorities said Monday they are considering a petition to tear down a statue of US President Barack Obama as a boy, only a month after the bronze was unveiled in Jakarta.

"The statue of "Little Barry" -- as Obama was known when he lived in the capital in the late 1960s -- stands in central Jakarta's Menteng Park, a short walk from the US president's former elementary school.

"Critics say the site should have been used to honour an Indonesian and 55,000 people have joined a page on social networking website Facebook calling for the statue to be removed."

"......Members of the "Take Down the Barack Obama Statue in Menteng Park" group on Facebook say Obama has done nothing for Indonesia.

""Barack Obama has yet to make a significant contribution to the Indonesian nation. We could say Obama only ate and s (expletive) in Menteng. He spent his subsequent days living as an American," the web page says.

""For the dignity of a sovereign nation, Barack Obama's monument in Menteng Park must be removed immediately."" [The article continues.]

It looks like the reality of his presidency has set in around the globe.


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