November 9th, 2010
10:55 AM ET

Obama to cut short Indonesian trip due to volcanic ash

U.S. President Barack Obama is officially shortening his visit to Indonesia because of fears that volcanic ash spewing from Mount Merapi could have grounded Air Force One, according to administration officials.

But Obama had enough time in Jakarta, the Indonesian capital, Tuesday to fondly glimpse parts of the Asian land where he lived for part of his boyhood.

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  1. WILLARD BULLOCK

    OBAMA IS MOCKEY OUT OF HIS PRESDIENT SO WHY OBAMA ARE KEEP BULLYING TALK WITH UNTIED STATE AMERCIN ABOUT BIRTH PLACE IN HAWAII SO HOW HE WAS GROW UP IN JARKARTS IDENONIEA SO WE BELIVED THAT OBAMA LEARN TERROIST WITH HIS DADDY
    OBAMA IS MUSLIMS

    November 9, 2010 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
  2. Jim Brieske

    I don't believe Barack Obama was born in the United States. I believe he was born in Indonesia then when his mother returned to the non continental U.S. state of Hawaii it was easier to convince those responsible for issuing birth certificates that she had lost his birth certificate and he was born on the American island. The woman with the ability to give her a new birth certificate looked at Barack and said, oh what a cute little boy then thought, I better help this woman out or he's gonna have troubles throughout his life. The question yet to be answered is:
    Who was the birth certificate woman working for, the Devil or God?
    jim

    November 9, 2010 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • KyleXR8

      Right. I guess you also believe in alien abductions, crop circles being evidence of alien communications, that 9/11 was some sort of government conspiracy, that vaccines cause autism, the Moon landings were a hoax?

      Dude. It's time to sell the 80s Camaro Z28, give the Members Only jacket to Goodwill, shave the mustache, and toss the mirrored sunglasses.

      November 10, 2010 at 10:58 am | Report abuse |
  3. WILLARD BULLOCK

    I AM AGREED WITH JIM BRESKES

    November 9, 2010 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
  4. WILLARD BULLOCK

    UNTIED STATE NEED GET IMPEACH OUT OF PRESDIENT OBMA
    NO NO VOTE FOR PRESDIENT OBAMA
    20012

    November 9, 2010 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Richard in Texas

    Wow to the first 4 comments. I am speechless.

    November 9, 2010 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Granite

    Re: "I don't believe Barack Obama was born in the United States. I believe he was born in Indonesia ...'

    Obama was born in Hawaii, as his official birth certificate from Hawaii shows, and the facts on it were confirmed repeatedly by the officials in Hawaii, who are members of a Republican governor's administration, and most recently by the Republican governor herself. Obama was never a citizen of Indonesia, as a simple telephone call to the Indonesian Embassy in Washington will confirm (ask for the press officer).

    November 9, 2010 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
  7. WILLARD BULLOCK

    WELL HOW OBAMA WAS GROW UP AT JAKARTS IDNENEIA SO OBAMA WAS LEARN TERROIST WITH HIS DADDY FROM KEYNEA

    November 9, 2010 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Granite

    Obama did grown up in Jakarta, Indonesia, as you say, but that does not affect his eligibility to be president. He was born in Hawaii and never was an Indonesian citizen. His father was from Kenya, as you say, but that does not affect his eligibility either. The fact of being born in the USA makes him a Natural Born Citizen.

    November 9, 2010 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
  9. ron

    Obama went to a Mosque with his father ,mr soretoro,a extreme muslim,while he lived in indonesia for 4 years,age 6 to 10.Hes father gave him the name of Barry soretoro while there,and listed him at the school as being born there.Hes mother went sometimes to a catholic church. The cnn news report from there i saw today,mention only that Obama went to a catholic school with no mention of his muslim practice,and the makeshift Mosque next to his house there, that he went to with his father.The biggest reason he wanted to go to indonesia was to visit the worlds third largest Mosque located there.Obama a wolf in sheeps clothing .

    November 9, 2010 at 4:37 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Granite

    So? If you do not like these things, you have the right to vote against him in the next presidential election. That is all.

    November 9, 2010 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • ron

      thats not all. I guess liberals would like that. we have a right to do something about it now. The past election is a start. Will have to stop all of the far left commie agenda things Obama ,harry ,nancy,an the rest come up with next year,and repeal the socialist forced healthcare mess,if we can. Middle class working people cant afford hc premiums from $300. to $1000. month comming soon. 2012 we can finally vote Obama out .dont think he would fool most voters again ,except for cool aid drinking far left democrats. They would vote for a car crash dummy if it was running for president ,as a democrat.

      November 9, 2010 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |
  11. ron

    as far as being the President ,Obama is a socialist ,communist type,who is wrong for this country. he slicked hes way in and alot of people fell for his line. now we know just what his hope and change really is. next time vote for someone you have checked out and understand what they are really saying. Blind eye was used by many ,now we all are paying dearly for it and its not over yet.his friends ,mentors are all communists,socialists,anti american types,rev wright,bill ayers,george soros,van jones,ect . Even his white grandparents were communist and his mother. his father and his step father Mr soretoro,were muslims. He admits he hung out with foreign exchange students and Marxist professors at college. said he didnt fit in with the average american college kids.What do you expect him to be ,his whole life with those kind of people.Joined with Nancy an harry ,an far left radical liberal democrats,With them,you will be lucky to afford ,a macdonald cheeseburger .

    November 9, 2010 at 4:53 pm | Report abuse |
  12. vanessa

    i am very disturbed by the comments people above have said.. WOW! u people, r very IGNORANT cause ur obviously talking about what faux news reports on almost a daily basis.. OUR PRESiDENt is NOT A MUSLIM! please people study more before u open ur mouth.. if ur so displeased with, just don't vote 4 him next elction. simple as that! u on't need 2disrespect him.. & i'm saying it cause he gets called muslim but all the names the right wing, teabaggers call him.. show RESPECT!

    November 9, 2010 at 5:22 pm | Report abuse |
  13. WILLARD BULLOCK

    WELL BEFORE OBAMA WAS USED OLD HIS MUSLIMS ALRIGHT SO HE CAN'T CHANGE HIS MIND ABOUT CHRISTIAN

    November 9, 2010 at 5:51 pm | Report abuse |
  14. cesar

    Vanessa is right. Too many of you listen to "Unfair and Unbalanced," FOX. Barrack is an all American. He has stated that he is Christian. But some of you just won't quit.

    November 9, 2010 at 7:06 pm | Report abuse |
  15. jbar

    Seriously people. I know Hawaii isn't Texas or Arizona, but it is still part of the USA. And all this crap about his religion is nothing but diversive rhetoric. Just because the guy has actually seen parts of the world that you never will, doesn't make him a threat. In fact, it makes him pretty much QUALIFIED to deal with the Muslem community around the world. He's been there. He understands. He's trying to show the world that we are NOT a country filled with intolerant and ignorant people. (Faux News interpretation: Obama loves terrorists)

    November 10, 2010 at 3:44 am | Report abuse |