Obama’s first international trip has been announced since his re-election. He is off to Thailand, Burma (Myanmar) and Cambodia before Thanksgiving on November 17th-20. Yet Obama still has no plans to visit Israel. There were rumors earlier that his first trip next year after the inauguration will be to Turkey, and again, not Israel, but there hasn’t been any confirmation of that yet. Poor tired Obama will leave sequestration and the looming fiscal cliff on the table to visit these countries.
WH formally announces Pres Obama trip to Thailand, Burma (Myanmar) and Cambodia, Nov 17-20. Includes East Asia Summit and ASEAN talks.
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) November 8, 2012