Did Obama flash ‘peace’ sign at nuclear summit?

Obama peaceOn Friday, the UK Daily Mail reported that President Obama flashed the “peace” sign during a “team photo” session featuring the leaders who gathered in Washington for a nuclear arms summit.

According to the UK Daily Mail:

Surrounded by world leaders, President Barack Obama gave the peace sign as they gathered for a ‘team photo’ during a two-day nuclear summit.

All eyes were on Obama as 54 other presidents and prime ministers joined him in Washington, DC, for crunch talks on Iran and terrorist threats involving nuclear weapons.

There was one set of eyes, however, that was particularly focused on the President – those of Prime Minister David Cameron.

Relations between Cameron and Obama have been strained since the President criticized the Prime Minister for getting ‘distracted’ during the crisis in Libya and turning it into a ‘s**t show’.

The site also provided a video of the incident, so we took a look to see what actually happened.  Turns out Obama was telling photographers there were two more people on the way, and he happened to hold up two fingers in the process.

Check it out for yourself:

You can clearly hear Obama speaking to the photographers as he holds up two fingers.

“We just have two more folks we’re waiting on,” he said.  Mind you, we’re not in the habit of defending Obama, given that he’s probably the worse president we’ve ever had.  But facts are facts, and in this case, some are making much ado over nothing.

Nevertheless, the summit did have some odd moments, like the time White House censors removed the phrase “Islamist terrorism” from comments made by the French president…


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Joe Newby

A 10-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Joe ran for a city council position in Riverside, Calif., in 1991 and managed successful campaigns for the Idaho state legislature. Co-author of "Banned: How Facebook enables militant Islamic jihad," Joe wrote for Examiner.com from 2010 until it closed in 2016 and his work has been published at Newsbusters, Spokane Faith and Values and other sites. He now runs the Conservative Firing Line.

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