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POTUS Events: Obama and the Prime Minister of Zimbabwe

President Barack Obama arrives on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Thursday, June 11, 2009, after a day trip to Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)
By Emily Kotecki

President Obama receives his daily briefings in the morning. He then meets with his senior advisers in the Oval Office at 10:30 a.m.

In the afternoon, Obama has meetings with senators in the afternoon before meeting with Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai of Zimbabwe at 3:30 p.m.

The White House press briefing will take place at 1:30 p.m.

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Posted at 7:21 AM ET on Jun 12, 2009  | Category:  The Daybook
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What is the Plotus and his Wife business?? Somehow I missed it. Sounds kind of Roman Dictator Caesar kind of thing. Not reassuring at all.

Posted by: jackolantyrn356 | June 13, 2009 10:20 AM

I would certainly support the removal of Mugabi from office & his imprisonment for all the attrocities he has wrought.

I also wonder why we think we have to fight battles abroad alone? Aren't any of the countries who are being threatened helping us? Why aren't Israel & the UAR in the fight in Afghanistan/Pakistan?
No wonder our country is broke - all our dollars go to free other countries. I say we start at home & if we have any servicemen, who are willing to fight, go abroad at a later date.

Posted by: Tonisongbird34 | June 12, 2009 3:31 PM

This signals the beginning of the end of Mugabe. He clearly shot himself in the foot by entering into the coalition gvt. Those desktop analysts who have never been in the struggle for democracy will always criticize Morgans move to enter the GNU but we who have borne the brunt of this dictator's rule know that this is the beginning of the end.

The real question is "how can you fight a dictator using democratic means?"

To those that feel Morgan can be used by Mugabe I can only say you have not been near the struggle.

Posted by: Justiceforall6 | June 12, 2009 2:43 PM

Morgan Tsvangirai ISN'T Robert Mugabe... but by accepting the position of Prime Minister and compromising with Mugabe, he has accomodated Mugabe's thuggish theft of the election, and retention of power.

I'm sure Tsvangirai believed that this deal with the devil was the only way to curtail the devil's power, but in the end, he's likely to be the devil's tool.

Zimbabwe will be a mess for the least, until Mugabe dies, or is really forced from power.

Posted by: Observer44 | June 12, 2009 12:33 PM

I wonder if Mugabe will let Obama own a farm in Zimbabwae?
Do not trust Mugabe.

Posted by: yokohlman | June 12, 2009 10:49 AM

Is this where the Obama's are planning to flee to when its discovered how much he's stolen of our wealth?

Posted by: vgailitis | June 12, 2009 10:40 AM

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