|Barack Obama Obstructing, Mongolian President, Tsakhia Elbegdorj's Face at United Nations' Open Government Partnership Event in New York City on September 20, 2011|
Barack Obama has once again embarrassed the United States in front of the world. At a United Nations' Open Government Partnership event in New York City on September 20, 2011, Barack Obama chose to put up his hand and wave. No only did he manage to look like a silly little kid at summer camp, he managed to obstruct most of Mongolian President, Tsakhia Elbegdorj's face.
At this point, we do not know why Barack Obama was waving. He may have not realized the photographer was about to snap the photo, but this is doubtful because Obama is smiling for the camera. Yes, maybe Barack Obama was waving to someone standing near the camera, but this photo sure does look bad.
Sadly, this blunder is most likely due to Obama's arrogance. A guy like that is probably not fully aware of the people around him. For Obama, the photo was about him, and the people around him were just props. Props, however, can be distracting. Obama probably cannot tolerate the idea of not standing out in a photo, and that could have given him the urge to wave.
The are two other things to notice about the photo. Barack Obama is standing in the middle as the focal point. Also, observe the woman over Barack Obama's right shoulder. She is looking at Obama as if she cannot believe what a dork he is.
Whatever the story is behind this photo, it does not matter. Barack Obama looks like an idiot in the photo, and it will be seen all over the world. A guy who has been President for almost three years should know better than to make an error like this.