Obama visit still likely in spite of bombs?

Not letting the bombers derail him from his planned visit to Indonesia could be the most eloquent statement that Obama could make against terrorism. Let’s home he stays the course.

This from The Jakarta Globe:

Obama Still Hopes to Visit Indonesia

US President Barack Obama still wants to visit his old hometown of Jakarta perhaps later in the year, despite the twin blasts at two luxury hotels in the city, the White House said Monday.

“I have no reason to believe that the events of the past few days have changed or lessened the president\’s desire\” to visit Indonesia, White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said.

Obama spent a few years as a child living in Jakarta from 1967 to 1971 after his mother remarried to an Indonesian national.
He told reporters in June: “Oh, I need to come to Indonesia soon. I expect to be traveling to Asia at some point within the next year and I would be surprised if when I came to Asia I did not stop by my old home town of Jakarta.

“And I’ll go visit Menteng Dalam and have some bakso — Nasi Goreng. These are some special dishes here that I used to eat when I was a kid.”

Gibbs said Obama’s upcoming itinerary would be discussed in meetings at the White House this week.

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