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What the hell was PM Cameron thinking?

Any body language specialist round here?

As you probably noticed US President Obama became the honor to adress joint British parliament in Westminster hall.


A special speech which already started with a tense ironic statement by the introducing speaker joking about politicians (Obama?) coming late and taking all the honor (as first US president adressing British parliament but really important US-UK renconciliation done before?) at 00:18.

Obama than fights back with asking if his appearance is a special honor that sets the bar very high or if its just meant as a joke at 04:00. You can definitely see seriousness and proudness in Obamas smile which is bold, but not too sassy.

Now check PM Camerons reaction rolling eyes at 04:20. What was he thinking?
- Thanks for kicking my aristocratic ass?
- Thanks for insulting the Queen?
- Did he really just risk that dissing joke?

Remember: Obama is the grandson of a tortured and imprisoned British political liberation enemy in Kenia, which he's often playing down as "a cook to the British".
Obama mentions that hearts can change and (his?) hatred can pass at 34:05 so that he can stand now in front of the Brits at 34:20

What was Cameron thinking?
How do you deal with a difficult past?
How soon can a generation forget? (at all?)

thanks for your answer

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Old 29.05.2011, 10:59
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Re: What the hell was PM Cameron thinking?

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Any body language specialist round here?

As you probably noticed US President Obama became the honor to adress joint British parliament in Westminster hall.


A special speech which already started with a tense ironic statement by the introducing speaker joking about politicians (Obama?) coming late and taking all the honor (as first US president adressing British parliament but really important US-UK renconciliation done before?) at 00:18.

Obama than fights back with asking if his appearance is a special honor that sets the bar very high or if its just meant as a joke at 04:00

Now check PM Camerons reaction rolling eyes at 04:20. What was he thinking?
- Thanks for kicking my aristocratic ass?
- Thanks for insutling the Queen?
- Did he really just risk that dissing joke?

Remember: Obama is the grandson of a tortured and imprisoned British political liberation enemy in Kenia, which he's often playing down as "a cook to the British".
Obama mentions that hearts can change and (his?) hatred can pass at 34:05 so that he can stand now in front of the Brits at 34:20

What was Cameron thinking?
How do you deal with a difficult past?
How soon can a generation forget? (at all?)

thanks for your answer
I think you are reading too much into it. President Obama made a joke as did the Speaker, People laughed.
Maybe he was thinking, I need better speechwriters.
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Re: What the hell was PM Cameron thinking?

Remind me to watch the Daily Show tomorrow...
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A special speech which already started with a tense ironic statement by the introducing speaker joking about politicians (Obama?) coming late and taking all the honor (as first US president adressing British parliament but really important US-UK renconciliation done before?) at 00:18.

Obama than fights back with asking if his appearance is a special honor that sets the bar very high or if its just meant as a joke at 04:00. You can definitely see seriousness and proudness in Obamas smile which is bold, but not too sassy.

Now check PM Camerons reaction rolling eyes at 04:20. What was he thinking?
- Thanks for kicking my aristocratic ass?
- Thanks for insulting the Queen?
- Did he really just risk that dissing joke?

Remember: Obama is the grandson of a tortured and imprisoned British political liberation enemy in Kenia, which he's often playing down as "a cook to the British".
Obama mentions that hearts can change and (his?) hatred can pass at 34:05 so that he can stand now in front of the Brits at 34:20

What was Cameron thinking?
How do you deal with a difficult past?
How soon can a generation forget? (at all?)

thanks for your answer
I think you need to get out more.

- Cameron does not roll his eyes on my version.
- the past is very unclear. The are various versions. Obama states here that his father "served as a cook in the British army". ie he was in the army.
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