Sunday, March 20, 2011

Wish you were here: Obama on sightseeing tour of Brazil's City of God slum while bombs and cruise missiles pound Libya - 20th Mar 2011

As U.S. and British air strikes and cruise missiles pounded Muammar Gaddafi's Libyan defences today, President Barack Obama was planning a sightseeing tour of Brazil's famed City of God slum.

He was also due to visit Rio's iconic Christ the Redeemer hilltop statue as the biggest military intervention in the Arab world since the Iraq invasion entered its second day.

The President's wife Michelle and daughters joined him on the five-day visit to Latin America prompting the trip to be branded a 'vacation' by right-wingers.

Steve Doocy, co-host of Fox & Friends, said: 'What is happening with the President while all of this is going on? He's going on vacation. He's going to Rio.'