Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Obama Statue Removed from Indonesian Park

Indonesian authorities have removed a statue of Barack Obama from a park in Jakarta:

The bronze statue, inspired by a childhood photograph of a 10-year-old Barack Obama in shorts with a butterfly perched on an outstretched thumb, was moved on Monday to the nearby school the US president attended as a child.

It had been targeted by critics since it was erected in the Jakarta park last December.

Detractors argued that an Indonesian hero should have been honoured instead, noting that Mr Obama still could pursue policies that hurt the interests of the world's most populous Muslim nation.

Source: UK Telegraph via HotAir

What else can go wrong for the Obama administration?

By the way, that is a statue of Barry Soetero, not Barack Obama.


Indonesia mulls tearing down Obama statue