LONDON DAILY TELEGRAPH – very embarrassing!
The American people can now more readily “understand” why
the Obama’s were omitted from the guest list to the Royal wedding in April!
This is a very sobering article. Our handling of relationships with the Britons
over the oil spill didn’t help
From The London
Daily Telegraph Editor On Foreign
“Let me be
clear: I’m not normally in favor of boycotts, and I love the American people. I
holiday in their country regularly, and hate the tedious snobby sneers against
the United States. But the American people chose to elect an idiot who seems
hell bent on insulting their allies, and something must be done to stop Obama’s
reckless foreign policy, before he does the dirty on his allies on every
One of the most poorly kept secrets in
Washington is President Obama’s animosity toward Great Britain, presumably
because of what he regards as its sins while ruling Kenya
One of Barack Hussein Obama’s first acts as
president was to return to Britain a bust of Winston Churchill that had graced
the Oval Office since 9/11. He followed this up by denying Prime Minister
Gordon Brown, on his first state visit, the usual joint press conference with
The president was “too tired” to grant the
leader of America’s closest ally a proper welcome, his aides told British
Mr. Obama followed this up with
cheesy gifts for Mr. Brown and the Queen. Columnist Ian Martin described his
behavior as “rudeness personified.” There was more rudeness in store for Mr.
Brown at the opening session of the United Nations in September. “The prime
minister was forced to dash through the kitchens of the UN in New York to secure
five minutes of face time with President Obama after five requests for a sit
down meeting were rejected by the White House”, said London Telegraph columnist
David Hughes. Mr. Obama’s “churlishness is unforgivable”, Mr. Hughes
said. The administration went beyond
snubs and slights last week when Secretary of State Hillary Clinton endorsed the
demand of Argentine President Cristina Kirchner, a Hugo Chavez ally, for
mediation of Argentina’s specious claim to the Falkland Islands, a British
dependency since 1833. The people who live in the Falklands, who speak English,
want nothing to do with Argentina. When, in 1982, an earlier Argentine
dictatorship tried to seize the Falklands by force, the British — with strong
support from President Ronald Reagan — expelled them.
“It is truly shocking that Barack
Obama has decided to disregard our shared history,” wrote Telegraph columnist
Toby Young. “Does Britain’s friendship really mean so little to him?” One could
ask, does the friendship of anyone in the entire world mean anything to
recently asked several senior administration officials, separately, to name a
foreign leader with whom Barack Obama has forged a strong personal relationship
during his first year in office,” wrote Jackson Diehl, deputy editorial page
editor of the Washington Post, on Monday. “A lot of hemming and hawing ensued.”
One official named French President Nicolas Sarkozy, but his contempt for Mr.
Obama is an open secret. Another named German Chancellor Angela Merkel. But,
said Mr. Diehl, “Merkel too has been conspicuously cool toward
Obama certainly doesn’t care about the Poles and Czechs, whom he has betrayed on
missile defense. Honduras and Israel also can attest that he’s been an
unreliable ally and an unfaithful friend. Ironically, our relations with both
Israel and the Palestinian Authority have never been worse. Russia has offered
nothing in exchange for Mr. Obama’s abandonment of missile defense. Russia and
China won’t support serious sanctions on Iran. Syria’s support for terrorism
has not diminished despite efforts to normalize diplomatic relations. The
reclusive military dictatorship that runs Burma has responded to our efforts at
“engagement” by deepening its ties to North Korea .
And the Chinese make little effort
to disguise their contempt for him.
For the first time in a long time,
the President of the United States is actually distrusted by its allies and not
in the least feared by its adversaries. Nor is Mr. Obama now respected by the
majority of Americans. Understandably focused on the dismal economy and Mr.
Obama’s relentless efforts to nationalize and socialize health care, Americans
apparently have yet to notice his dismal performance and lack of respect in the
world community. They soon will.
— London Daily Telegraph editor —