Much has been made of this picture of the Dali Lama exiting the White House. From the Christian Science Monitor:
Many media outlets are taking it as an accidental breach of protocol, or as evidence of ineptitude.
I disagree. Obama didn't want to meet with the Dali Lama; he finally did so, but wanted to signal China that he did so as an obligation, not a choice. Obama is the master of the deliberate insult, delivered without speech. Who can forget his signal of disrespect to Hillary Clinton (April 17, 2008)?
Or, to John McCain (November 3, 2008)?
Obama is a mean, petty, classless man.