from the quill of Antisthenes
An American president travels to Rio, under a pretext of signing an agreement on scientific co-operation and cross-recognition of patents (something which could be easily done by some Trade secretary) to push the Brazilian government into proceeding with a purchase of costly (total US$6 billion) F-18 fighter planes.
Don’t worry, if you don’t recall seeing the expected headlines like – US President a Boeing Salesmen, President in the pocket of military-industrial complex, Death and its salesman, US President ties to Murder Inc. You didn’t miss them, nor did you miss the objective analysis of how many babies the average payload of F-18 can maim. See, it happened in March 2011 and the president wasn’t the warmonger Bush, but the proud Nobel Peace Price holder Barack Hussain Obama.
See also Gordon T. Longs: Obamas Hail Mary export strategy