Monday, June 29, 2009

Hello Kitty

Great graphic via the FT. I found it after seeing that our president's stance on Honduras is "deeply concerned". OK, not an in depth analysis here, but I think I see a pattern emerging. We have entered what Wikipedia will one day call the Era of Deeply Concerned Foreign Policy.

Light blogging due to dog training. How often do you see those words strung together?

***Update: Great minds think alike, James Taranto, though, put more effort into it:

To Whom It May Concern

"Obama Breaks Silence on Gaza, Voices 'Deep Concern' Over Civilian Deaths"--headline, Ha'aretz, Jan. 7

"Obama Voices Concern About Freed Guantanamo Inmates"--headline, Reuters, Feb. 2

"Obama Voices Concern About Pakistan"--headline, New York Times, April 30

"Obama Expresses Concern for Tissainayagam"--headline,, May 2

"Obama: Long-Term Joblessness a Concern"--headline,, May 20

"Obama Says North Korea Nuclear Test a 'Grave Concern' "--headline, Reuters, May 25

"Obama to 'Voice Concerns' in Egypt Speech"--headline, Hill, May 29

"Obama Concerned at Sentence of Journalists in NKorea"--headline, Agence France-Presse, June 8

"Obama Names Video Games as Health Concern in Speech to A.M.A."--headline,, June 15

"Obama Has 'Deep Concerns' About Iran's Election"--headline, Newsweek Web site, June 16

"Obama Concern About Oil Speculation Unchanged-W.House"--headline, Reuters, June 18

"Obama Expresses Deep Concern Over Honduras Coup"--headline, Deutsche Presse Agentur, June 28