Soccer Diplomacy

Score one for the U.S. against Brazil.

After the G-8 summit, Lula made a show of presenting Obama with an autographed  Brazil jersey.  Kind of a fun, professional way of being annoying.  Not to be outdone:

As the two leaders wrapped up their bilateral talks today, Lula had already taken out his earpiece providing interpretation when Obama indicated he had one more thing to say. The Brazilian president replaced the earpiece. “We will not lose a 2-0 lead again,” Obama said and abruptly turned the microphone off and stood up. Lula burst out laughing.

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