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Obama congratulates U.S. team on World Cup win

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Good stuff.

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Now they have a president they can honestly say they are proud to play for. :)

Anyway, these guys are getting a wicked list of celebs/politicians paying visits and congrats. Well deserved, too.

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while it was nice at first to see the president do things like this to show he's a person just like the rest of us, at this point he is simply not doing his job. there are a million other issues he could be focusing on.

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all politicians try to ride on the success of their national teams. Football is a great distraction from social problems too.

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"Obama told the team the entire country would be cheering when the Americans face Ghana on Saturday."

OMG! He does tell lies!!

;-)

Well, I also wish that the entire country, or even say, 10% would get excited about the world cup and cheer their team on on Saturday.

Best of luck, Americans and all those remaining!

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Amerigo: "while it was nice at first to see the president do things like this to show he's a person just like the rest of us, at this point he is simply not doing his job. there are a million other issues he could be focusing on."

Dude, the guy wished the team congratulations and wish them luck on the next game. It doesn't even specify that he even spent the time to WATCH the game, just that he was up to speed on some highlights. So, clearly, and in particular with the article also mentioning how he has been busy dealing with canning the US General and also the oil spill, he's dealing with other issues. Relax, bro.

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Amerigo

Don't be ridiculous. Obama simply made a congratulatory phone call. Nothing wrong with that. And if he did watch the game on TV, there is nothing wrong with that, either. Now, if he had gone to South Africa to attend the games, then you would have a point.

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I would not call this an extraordinary win, but Algeria is just worse than the USA at soccer, then all the Algerians in Paris went nuts, and burnt more than 20 cars!

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Wasn't Bill Clinton there?

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As for the Americans - I reckon they are in with a real shout of winning the whole thing - along with The Great Okada's Samurai. This is the most open Cup of all time - there are just no dominant teams. All are vulnerable. Portugal and Brazil showed tonight how not to win a world cup - there wasn't an ounce of passion in their entire squads. Woeful spectacle.

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"while it was nice at first to see the president do things like this to show he's a person just like the rest of us, at this point he is simply not doing his job. there are a million other issues he could be focusing on."

"all politicians try to ride on the success of their national teams."

Oh, for the love of Pete, get a grip, people.

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It was nice that Obama inquired about Howard's ribs and Dempsey's split lip. Did he mention anything about the U.S. players NOT taking academy award winning "dives" to draw attention to themselves?

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