Welcome to SPN

Register and Join the most happening forum of Sikh community & intellectuals from around the world.

Sign Up Now!
  1.   Become a Supporter    ::   Make a Contribution   
    Target (Recurring Monthly): $200 :: Achieved: $98

USA When you are a "Brownie", you can never be an "Apple Pie"

Discussion in 'Breaking News' started by Tejwant Singh, Jul 26, 2014.

  1. Tejwant Singh

    Tejwant Singh United States
    Expand Collapse
    Mentor Writer SPNer Contributor

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2004
    Messages:
    4,577
    Likes Received:
    7,021
    When you are a "Brownie", you can never be an "Apple Pie"



    <iframe src="//player.vimeo.com/video/101737613" width="500" height="333" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe>

    In an intensely awkward congressional hearing of the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Thursday, freshman Rep. Curt Clawson misidentified two senior U.S. government officials as representatives of the Indian government.

    The two officials, Nisha Biswal and Arun Kumar, are Americans who hold senior positions at the State Department and Commerce Department, respectively. Although both Biswal and Kumar were introduced as U.S. officials by the chairman of the Asia and Pacific subcommittee, Clawson repeatedly asked them questions about "your country" and "your government," in reference to the state of India.

    "I'm familiar with your country; I love your country," the Florida Republican said. "Anything I can do to make the relationship with India better, I'm willing and enthusiastic about doing so."

    Apparently confused by their Indian surnames and skin color, Clawson also asked if "their" government could loosen restrictions on U.S. capital investments in India.

    "Just as your capital is welcome here to produce good-paying jobs in the U.S., I'd like our capital to be welcome there," he said. "I ask cooperation and commitment and priority from your government in so doing. Can I have that?"

    The question prompted a lengthy pause and looks of confusion from State Department and congressional staff attending the hearing.

    "I think your question is to the Indian government," Biswal said. "We certainly share your sentiment, and we certainly will advocate that on behalf of the U.S."


    http://thecable.foreignpolicy.com/p...es_senior_government_officials_for_foreigners
     
    • Like Like x 3
  2. Loading...

    Similar Threads Forum Date
    Beware The Creeper Hard Talk Thursday at 6:03 PM
    Why Are So Many, More And More Sikh Women Dating/marrying Hindu Men? Love & Marriage Mar 29, 2017
    Why Are There Different Versions Of Bhai Nand Lal's Rehitnama? Please Help Clarify Questions and Answers Mar 7, 2017
    Opinion Guru Gobind Singh: The Man Non-Pareil Sikh Sikhi Sikhism Jan 8, 2017
    I Feel That A Lot Of Sikh's Are Spiritually Dead Hard Talk Jan 7, 2017

Since you're here... we have a small favor to ask...

More people are visiting & reading SPN than ever but far fewer are paying to sustain it. Advertising revenues across the online media have fallen fast. So you can see why we need to ask for your help. Donating to SPN's is vote for free speech, for diversity of opinions, for the right of the people to stand up to religious bigotry. Without any affiliation to any organization, this constant struggle takes a lot of hard work to sustain as we entirely depend on the contributions of our esteemed writers/readers. We do it because we believe our perspective matters – because it might well be your perspective, too... Fund our efforts and together we can keep the world informed about the real Sikh Sikhi Sikhism. If everyone who writes or reads our content, who likes it, helps us to pay for it, our future would be much more secure. Every Contribution Matters, Contribute Generously!

    Become a Supporter      ::     Make a Contribution     



Share This Page