Met President Obama tonight. He sends his best wishes to the people of Maldives.
— Mohamed Waheed (@DrWaheedH) September 25, 2012
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu still has not had such luck.
Or more pointedly, does President Obama know where the Maldives are?
Some of you may recall that Obama confused the Maldives and Malvinas back in April:
President OBama erred during a speech at the Summit of the Americas in Cartagena, Colombia, when attempting to call the disputed archipelago by its Spanish name.
Instead of saying Malvinas, however, Mr Obama referred to the islands as the Maldives, a group of 26 atolls off that lie off the South coast of India.
The Maldives were a British protectorate from 1887 to 1965 and the site of a UK airbase for nearly 20 years.
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